The biggest opposition political party in Ghana, National Democratic Congress (NDC), has promised to peg salary of Premier League players at GH¢ 1,500 should they be voted into power come December 7, 2020 election polls.
In an interview with Kumasi FM, National Communicator of the party, Sammy Gyamfi, outlined measures put in place by his party to help elevate the living standards of local players in a bit cut down the mass exodus of budding talents from the country.
With less than four months to hit the general elections as promises from incumbent party New Patriotic Party (NPP) and NDC keeps flying out, the latter believes that it a sure to help the local clubs maintain their players to improve the excitement in the league.
“The NDC will establish the Sports Development Fund. The government will furnish the account with enough money and also generate some from cooperate bodies,” he said.
“Every club that plays in the Premier League will be supported with funds to settle player salaries, average money of GHC 1,500 will be paid to each player.”
He further revealed that the NDC government, if voted into power, will also support clubs participating in the CAF inter-club competitions – Champions League and Confederation Cup through the fund.
In addition, the clubs will be obliged to pay a percentage of monies received on players transferred from the country into the fund.
“Every club that qualifies to play in the CAF Inter-clubs competition will also be supported. The inter-colleges games will also be supported financially with this fund.
“However, clubs that transfer players abroad will give a percentage of the money they earn into the sports fund.”
By: Kofi Amoah