The discussion on the welfare of football players playing in the Ghana league has intensified in recent months and the war some prominent media persons launched against the poor salary structure of locally-based players seem to be yielding results.
Footballers in Ghana have made it known that, the only reason most of them move from the country to go to places like Kenya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen etc to play football is one thing, even as dangerous as the place I mentioned maybe, clubs in these places pay good salaries to the football players playing in their leagues.
Halftimegh.com can reveal that, the situation has been studied and the two most powerful club administrators in Ghana, Nana Yaw Amponsah and Frederick Moore have come into conclusion that the major reason hindering the payment of good salaries to these local players is,the payment of Signing-on-fees that the players receive when they complete a transfer to a particular clubs.
Hearts and now Kotoko has come out to state that from now on, they will no longer pay that inducement fee but will spread it to pay as salaries.
”My administration has introduced a new contract structure at Kotoko that allows the club not to pay signing-on-fee. The earlier contract was really not helping the club and that has necessitated for changes.”- Nana Yaw told Opemsu Fm
“Our new recruits will not receive any inducement fee but what they deserve will be spread throughout the year as monthly salary.
“You won’t believe it the kind of debt that emanates from this signing-on-fee system every season.
“Another demerit of the payment of inducement fee is that it does not cushion the players to give out their best because once they take those huge monies and are sacked they will still go to a different club for the same signing on a fee which is simply not helpful,” he ended