President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has highlighted the poor economic standards in the country as the major contributing factor to player exodus.
Speaking to Asempa Sports, Nyantakyi, who was endorsed last week to spearhead football in the country for another four years believed this current issue of players leaving the shores of the country to play elsewhere was not limited to only Ghana.
“Player exodus is everywhere. Even in South America especially Brazil. There are more Brazilian players in Europe but their game has not deteriorated,” he said.
The FA President further went on to offer his thoughts on possible solutions to curbing the exodus.
“To stop the exodus, you must pay competitive wages and salaries to retain players. What is the highest salary we pay a player? It is less than $2000 so if a contract comes for a player to go to Bangladesh and Vietnam for $5000, he will go."
“If he is denied, his family will cry foul.”
In addition to this, Nyantakyi believed club owners could also play a part in curbing the exodus should they be able to raise money to pay the players appreciable salaries.
“The exodus will see no end once economic conditions are unbearable. Unless club owners are able to raise money to retain players.”
The league, currently on a two-week break, will resume on the September 6 for the penultimate and final round of matches.
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