The Chairman of the Ghana FA Normalisation Committee, Dr Kofi Amoah has insisted that Ghanaian football players as the main actors of the game and must get what they deserve.
The four-member committee who were commissioned by FIFA following the premiering of the ‘Number 12’ video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas on Tuesday revealed that they have secured an $800,000 sponsorship deal from the government to restore organised football in the West African country.
The chairman of the committee during the meeting indicated that as part of the modalities for the upcoming competition, the Normalisation Committee will directly pay remuneration packages of players who are going to take part in the competition.
However, some clubs have openly opposed the idea of the Normalisation Committee directly paying the players and want to take charge of the payment process.
But in an interview with Asempa FM, Dr Amoah explained why the Normalisation has taken that step.
“We’ve listened to the players and all the concerns they raised about their salaries and issues relating to it. The players are the main actors of the game and we must do things to demonstrate that the players deserve what they must get. What is due to the clubs will go to them and what is due to the players will go to them. The game is for the players,” he said.
The Normalisation Committee met with most captains of clubs in the Ghana Premier League.
“The player is important and the clubs themselves even agree. Revelations from our meeting with the players was very revealing and we must focus on the player-club relationship,” he added.
The Ghana Premier League has recorded seasons under Kwesi Nyantakyi’s old administration where the league ran without sponsorship and players complaining that publicly that they did not receive salaries and other enticement bonuses.