Players win the Ghanaian domestic leagues will be laughing out loud if the NDC party wins power in December 2020 as they have promised to support the Ghana Football Association to pay players’ salaries.
The debate on how much players in the Ghanaian domestic leagues deserve to receive will soon be a thing of the past as the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama has promised his leadership will assist the Ghana FA to pay player salaries.
The former president who seeks to come back as the leader of the country believes that for the Ghana Premier League, the Division One League and the women’s leagues to be attractive, government must consciously take steps to pay player salaries.
John Mahama made the pronouncement during the manifesto launch of the NDC on September 7, 2020.
“We’ll use the Sports Development Fund to assist the Sports Associations to pay salaries and improve welfare of local sportsmen and women,” the manifesto captured under sports development.
This will be welcoming news for Ghanaian players in the domestic leagues following a recent uproar by some of the players demanding the Ghana FA Executive Council announce a salary cap for players.
These players believe that the Ghanaian league has grown such that players in the domestic competitions must be given a minimum salary cap.
The NDC also promised to improve juvenile football, popularly known as ‘colts’ as the bedrock of football in the country.
“We’ll encourage and support youth (colts) football and, by extension youth sports as a cornerstone of Ghana’s sporting regime,” it added.
The NDC also promised to wrap up the construction of the New Edubiase Sports Stadium, upgrade the Winneba Sports College into a state-of-the-art Sports University with campuses across the country and Build sports recreational facilities in communities in every district.