Club Director for premier league side Accra Hearts of Oak has downplayed rumours making rounds that the lads are not remunerated well.
Speaking to Power Sports Editor, Nana Prempeh on Power 97.9FM, Frank Nelson noted that if some players are leaving the club to other sides, it is not because they were not being catered for well. He added that management has prioritised the welfare of the players so it will be absurd for anybody to bandy such rumours to tarnish the image of the Club.
A number of players have parted ways with the Continental Club Masters in the past few months, including playmaker Winful Cobbinah the live wire and Thomas Abbey who was the captain. Kwame Kizito and Reuben Nyang also left the Phobia family on free transfer this and last season respectively.
The exit of the vibrant players have raised many questions with some saying Hearts of oak is financially constrained to keep good players in the squad.
But Mr Nelson, who is also the Club’s Board Member argues that “such situation is normal. . .It’s not because of finance.” He said the players receive good salaries as compared to some football clubs in the league.
“Sometimes, the pressure from the supporters make some of the players leave if they are not performing. In terms of recruitment, Accra Hearts of Oak stands tall,” Mr Nelson said.
On salaries, he said the club has no challenges in paying their players though it delays a bit.
“Some players take over GHS 2000. At a time some four or five players are taking GHS 2000 and over. Some are taking 1500 and so on. I don’t believe the least of them take below GHS800,” Mr Nelson revealed but would not name such players.
He said management of the club is poised to move the club a notch higher in terms of facilities and other physical projects that will move the team to where it ought to be.