Former Ghanaian footballer and Ambassador for MTN FA Cup, Augustine Arhinful has added his voice to the ongoing public discussion on whether or not to continue the Ghana Premier league in the wake of the coronavirus.
The former Borussia Dortmund forward says that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) should only cancel the League if the coronavirus pandemic extend to August.
“Our league has not traveled that far, I think it was left with some few matches to the end of the first half. We can decide to call it or decide to continue if this pandemic will end very late. I don’t think if it ends very late we should continue but rather we can call it off somewhere in August if that is what the Executives think is okay because we have not even finish the first half. Since we have not finished the first half, we can decide to cancel it,” he explained to #UniversSports.
He pleaded with football enthusiast to comply with the preventive measures provided by medical experts in their quest and desire to have the game back.
“We should also adhere to whatever the health experts are telling us. We people probably will want football because it is way of bringing us together but we also have to do that with all the cautions that it deserves,” he appealed.
Meanwhile, he advised football clubs to involve their players into proper dialogues to discuss the amount of salaries to be paid them before any such decisions will be made.
“Per our constitution you cannot cut someone’s salary without dialoging with that person. If players are earning less than $100 and then you want to take 40 percent out, how much will be left? So they should have a dialogue before there is a pay cut if players agree,” he counseled.
Story by: Princeton Kwabena Wiredu | universnewsroom.com