Local footballers will be paid GH₵1,500 under the NDC – Sammy Gyamfi

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Local footballers will be paid GH₵1,500 under the NDC – Sammy Gyamfi

The communications director of the National Democratic Congress has promised all local footballers in the Ghana Premier League of receiving an average salary of GH₵1,500 with support from the next National Democratic Congress government.

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Some local footballers have been calling for a minimum wage law to be enforced to ensure that players in Ghana are paid well to avoid player transfer exodus outside the country.

The NDC manifesto promised the launch of a sports fund that will be dedicated to sports development in the country.

Sammy Gyamfi said the sports fund will support football clubs to pay players at least GH₵1,500 as a monthly salary.

“The NDC will establish a sports development fund. The government will furnish the account with enough money and also generate some from cooperate bodies”, he told Kumasi FM.

“Every club that plays in the premier league will be supported with funds to settle player salaries, an average money of GHC 1,500 will be paid to each player.

“Every club that qualifies to play in the CAF Inter-club 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.”

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