The least paid player at Kotoko takes GHC 2,500 - Nana Yaw Amponsah

Published on: 11 May 2023

Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Nana Yaw Amponsah has revealed that the least paid player at the club takes home a monthly salary of GHC 2,500.

Responding to salary arrears, the former Ghana FA Presidential aspirant disclosed his administration have ensured players are paid well since he took over the club as the CEO.

Despite admitting salary arrears, he indicated that a few salary arrears shouldn't be a basis to play awfully costing the club massive points which cannot be returned if their sums of money are paid later.

"Just imagine a player who was previously on a 500 cedis salary in a Division One team joining Kotoko and getting paid 3,000 or 4,000 cedis. The lowest-paid player is the SHS student [Rocky Dwamena] who earns 2,500 monthly.

"So I find it intriguing if you start agitating and decide not to play well just because your salary has been delayed a little. Because when we took office there were players who were on a 600 cedis a month salary which is about 7,200 cedis annually. Now you would be earning approximately what you got annually in just a month.

"The salary always comes even if it delays but the same cannot be said about the results if you refuse to play well and you base on that not to play your heart?" he told Oyerapa FM as quoted by

The Porcupines are currently sixth in the log and have a slim chance of retaining the Ghana Premier League with four matches to end the season. They will face relegated Kotoku Royals on Sunday at Dawu Park.