Former Ghana international, Nii Odartey Lamptey has insisted the causes player exodus to other neighboring countries is due to the scanty salaries they receive in Ghana.

Player exodus has been one of the banes of the Ghana football with several players leaving the country after just a season to seek for greener pastures making Ghanaian clubs weak.

But speaking in an interview with Joy Sports, Lamptey jumped to the defence of the players insisting the salaries of the players in Ghana is not good enough to keep the players in the country.

“The problem is that players in Ghana think they are not getting enough money here so they go elsewhere.

“Who are you to advise him not to go? At the end of the day, everyone talks about life after football so you have to take care of yourself.

“If we are not able to change our attitude and pay our players well, this thing won’t change.

“I understand that sponsorship is a problem so some of the clubs find it difficult to pay players but I’m sure we have a lot of huge companies in Ghana.

The former Eleven Wise coach however remains optimistic the new GFA administration will find a way to combat the problem.

“With this new FA [led by Kurt], I believe he is doing things behind the scenes. We should be able to bounce back. Clubs should be able to get sponsors and we should be able to pay players well. I was very sad to see the players in the videos from Ethiopia, India and others.” He added