Players have not complained to PFAG about pay cuts- Augustine Arhinful

Published on: 15 May 2020

Augustine Arhinful, a board member of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), has revealed that no player has come to the body to complain about being forced to take pay cuts by their clubs.

The coronavirus pandemic has crippled clubs financially and they are exploring the prospect of agreeing pay cuts with their players.

The likes of Kotoko, AshGold, Elmina Sharks have tried that option without success so far.

Arhinful, apart from indicating that no complaints have arrived, asked why local clubs want to apply salary cuts to its players when the situation in Ghana makes it difficult to do so.

“No club has reported to PFAG in line with players’ pay cut issues. We work in collaboration with the clubs and players so issues should be addressed for the necessary steps to be taken,” he told Light FM.

“Most of the clubs in Europe with stable economy aren’t observing pay cut so why do we rush in implementing pay cut on the players. Some players take minimum wages as low as GH300.00 so how do you want them to survive”