Ex-Kotoko striker, Kwadwo Poku has tasked the Ghana FA and the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana [PFAG] to prioritize player welfare.
Poku, now 36 has been through the Ghana football mill, having starred for Asante Kotoko, King Faisal, and Tano Bofoakwa.
With Ghanaian clubs struggling to raise funds to run their daily affairs, player remuneration has been very low in the past years.
Kwadwo Poku, who enjoyed a brief stint in Denmark with FC Midtjylland, calls for prioritization of player welfare by the high authorities.
“The club authorities are financially sound but the players are not that ok.
“Because of that, I called ex-Ghana international, Anthony Baffoe to talk to him as well as Yusif Chibsah concerning that issue.
“They [PFAG] assured us that they were putting things in place so we hope player welfare will be taken a look at in Ghana.
“Because football is a short term career and if you attain age 35, your football journey has almost ended.
“So there is the need to save towards that but that is difficult for the local players.
“If the player does not travel then he will be in a fix and is worrying.
“We are not forcing the Ghana FA but it is a suggestion we are putting before them.
“The football authorities have to help the players regarding their finances and not think about themselves only.” Kwadwo Poku told Africa-foot.com.
Reports in Ghana indicate that some premier league players earn as low as $100 dollars per month with a paltry $20 to $50 dollars as winning bonuses.
Ghanaian players are forced to settle for monthly remuneration in the region of $500 to $1,000 if clubs abroad come calling.