Kotoko cut salaries by 40% amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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Ghana Premier League powerhouse Asante Kotoko have introduced a pay cut for the playing body as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

General Manager Nana Coker disclosed the latest development and actions taken by the management of the club in an interview with Kumasi FM.

According to Coker, both players and technical team together with the management have come to a consensus to ensure that all staff of the club take a pay cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought football activities to a halt.

“Management have met and discussed with the players and the technical handlers the need to take drastic action to ensure that all persons involved with the club take a pay cut of their salaries”, he stated.

He further informed the club fans about the rationale behind the decision taken by management.

“It is important for everyone including our fans to know and understand the reason for this action. The club has decided to take such decisions due to the absence of football over the past one month hence the need for such measures to be made to help curb the financial burden on the club”, he revealed.

“We have agreed to cut off 40 percent of the players and the technical team’s salaries respectively in this trying times and I can assure you that everyone involved with this has accepted the decision taken by the club,” he added.

Asante Kotoko becomes the first club in Ghana to introduce a pay cut due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Delrand Nii Ansah Mensah Whyte, Daily Mail GH

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