Board Member of player welfare body – PFAG – Augustine Arhinful has kicked against calls for players in the domestic leagues to take pay cuts in the wake of the novel coronavirus.
An unprecedented period of inactivity which threatens to extend for the foreseeable future has caused football administrators around the world to come out with ways to sustain their franchises.
One of the popular and trending suggestions which is working in Europe is players taking a pay cut willingly and that has been suggested in the country.
The argument has been advanced by both media men and administrators but former Ankaragucu star Augustine Ahinful is not in support of the motion.
“I think the pay cut has become an issue globally and I entreat journalists to delve into these issues before propagating the agenda here” he told Kumasi FM.
“The suspension of the league is only two weeks old so there are no huge expenses these club administrators have incurred” he reasoned.
“Let’s use Eleven wonders or King Faisal as a case study, what is the minimum salary at these clubs? How much will these players earn after this deduction?” he asked.
“Ronaldo is earning over $30million a year and wouldn’t have any problem slashing his salary because of the situation. These players in Europe are willingly doing it.
“It shouldn’t be forced on our players. It should genuinely come from their heart. We cannot situate what is happening in Europe to Ghana” Arhinful ended.