Director of Communications for Ghana Premier league side, Accra Hearts of Oak, Kwame Opare Addo has debunked media reports that the club has agreed the implementation of a 30% pay-cut with the playing body.
The impact of the CoronaVirus pandemic is beginning to weigh down clubs financially as all football operations -which would have generated revenue- suspended since March.
With no end in sight as regards the present situation, clubs have been left in dire conditions and in danger of near collapse.
To survive the financial hardship, several clubs have began to put to practice cost cutting measures like pay cuts, wage deferrals etc.
The practice which has been dominant in Europe has failed to see much light locally with crucial issues raised about its suitability to a terrain where footballers are paid meagre sums every month.
It was reported in the media that Hearts of Oak had decided to slash 30% of player salaries earlier this week.
However, Kwame Opare Addo has denied these claims in an interview with Kumasi based OTEC FM.
He said “It is not true that we have agreed on a 30% pay-cut, it is not even a public announcement, we will do it with our players. Everything we do is between us (Club) and the players”
“If there is anything that we want the public to know, we will communicate to them on our social media platforms” he concluded.