Boakye-Yiadom demands minimum wage for Ghana Premier League players

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News Richmond Boakye-Yiadom
JAN 19, 2021 LISTEN
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom

Black Stars striker, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom wants minimum wage for Ghana Premier League players.

Promising players in the local league have left the country due to lack of motivation and low remuneration.

And Boakye-Yiadom, who played for Bechem United in an interview could not hide his disappointment at how players are remunerated back home despite their efforts.

“I don’t mean to offend any team owner with what I am about to say but I think if a player wakes up every day to train, fight and wants to do his best to take a club to the highest level we all can help that person," he told Citi TV.

“Ghana is one of the countries capable of developing players to the highest level but excuse my language if a player is receiving GHC 500 or 1000 and that person has rent to pay and has a girlfriend or wife with kids its a difficult situation to combine.

“If there can be sponsors that can help to introduce a base salary to cushion them to carry on their job without stressing the Ghanaian league will be one of the best,” he added.

Boakye-Yiadom has also expressed his desire to play for Asante Kotoko before he quits playing football.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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