An aspiring flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Joshua Alabi, has reiterated his resolve to initiate a policy that would see to it that, players in the premier and division leagues are paid by governor of Ghana.
The former General Secretary of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) and Management Committee Chairman of the Black Stars, told Kwabena Agyapong, host of Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, he would initiate a scheme where the state would take care of the monthly salary of division one and premier league players – who are properly registered with their clubs.
According to him, people are doubting this policy but he is not perturbed about the doubting Thomases because the policy will surely materialise after he is elected as president.
He said, ” Under my presidency, I will see to it that, players are paid considerably well for their work.”
He explained that the said players and clubs would be made to enter into an agreement with the state and when they get international signing, they would he made to allocate 5% of their earnings into a fund for government to use it to support other players.
“If the player secures an international contract, the state will be entitled to five per cent of the said contract as well as a small percentage of his salary – depending on how long the player had been on the state’s payroll.”
According to him, proceeds from the players’ contribution will be put into a Sports Development Fund (SDF).