Osei wants government to help end player exodus in Ghana

Goal Ghana
The former Porcupine Warriors manager believes local players should be given good salaries to end exodus

Liberty Professionals coach Michael Osei has insisted that Ghana Premier League players should at least earn up $455 (¢2,000) per month in order to live a decent life.

A number of players in the domestic league have left the country in search of greener pastures.  

“At least $455 (¢2000) will be cool for the local players. There are some European countries where some of our players go and take only $1,000 a month minus tax. This amount is almost like paying ¢2,000 or less as basic salaries here and that can be a huge remedy to player exodus,” Osei told Fox FM.

“We have just 16 clubs in the top-flight and if each team registers 25 players and we have good sponsorship for the league, no player will want to travel outside because they will have good salaries to look after themselves and their close ones,” he added.

He added: “The players deserve better salaries and I think we must all come on board to ensure the players are paid well to stop them from travelling to other countries.

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“Government and other corporate organisations must all come on board to help us develop the game to at least curb down the exodus in order to improve our game,” he added.

The 2017-18 season is expected to start in February with Dreams FC, Eleven Wonders and Karela FC as new clubs following the relegation suffered by Great Olympics, Bolga All Stars and Tema Youth.