Asante Kotoko Management Engages Playing Body To Accept Salary Cut
Nana Kwame Dankwah has confirmed that the management of Asante Kotoko in talk with head coach, Maxwell Konadu and players to accept pay cut as part of their response to the coronavirus crisis.
Following the outbreak of the virus, football activities has come to a halt following the decision of teh Ghana Football Association (GFA) to suspend all football competitions in the country.
Players in the local league have been urged to accept pay to help ease the financial burden on their clubs.
“As we speak, because of the [Covid-19] situation, the team is on break. The technical team and the medical team gave a programme to the players. I believe they are following it.
“Apart from that, there is this issue of pay cuts. Management has spoken with the Head Coach [Maxwell Konadu]. He is to discuss it with the playing body and revert to us. At the moment, that is what we are confronted with.
“We are not imposing it on the players. We need to discuss it with them so that there will be [amicable] agreement. We are waiting to hear from them,” he added.
The Ghana Premier League has been suspended since March 16, with Kotoko occupying the fourth position, three points behind leaders, Aduana Stars.
If a deal is agreed, Kotoko will become the first club to accept pay in the Ghana Premier League.