Retired Black Stars captain and Juventus legend, Stephen Appiah, has bemoaned the mass exodus of Ghanaian players from the local league. The former Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder cited the poor wages and lack of respect to the home based players as a catalyst for their mass departure from the domestic championship.
The sobber speaking former skipper for the Black Stars mentioned the paltry salaries paid to the Ghanaian based players and the fact that these players are not accorded the needed respect as the main reason for the high rate of massive exodus. The former Fernabache ace, who rose through the ranks of Hearts of Oak, identified counters like Vietnam and Sudan as some of the less renowned destination for our Ghana.
Speaking on GhOne Soccer Chat program, the ace footballer suggested an alternative payment structure and some affection from the fans as a way to curbing the sudden departure of the home based players.
“It is sad Ghanaian players move to counties like Vietnam and even Sudan but I don’t blame them.
“When players are paid like GHC150 or GH200 a month what do you expect them to do?
“Aside the salary the players are also not been respected like in our time and I think these are some of the factors (leading to the mass exodus of players)”, Stephen Appiah suggested on Soccer Chat.
Several football related people have aired their views on the mass influx of Ghanaian players into less renowned destination all in search of better pay structures. From kryzistan to Belarus or Venezuela to Faroe Island, Ghanaian players have since traded the GPL for pastures anew.
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