Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has backed the Black Stars players’ demand to be paid in dollars despite the recent directive by government for all transaction to be made in cedis.
Nyantakyi says since most of the players ply their trade abroad the players should be exempted as they will spend their monies abroad.
Ghana’s economy has taken a hit in the last quarter, leading the country’s central bank to ban the quotation of goods and services in dollars.
This has led to the players demanding that their bonuses and per diems should be paid in foreign currency as they don't live in Ghana which will make it difficult to spend it.
But the GFA boss believes exceptions should be made for the players.
“These players are plying their trade abroad, so we have to be realistic and understand their demand for payment in dollars,” Nyantakyi told Kessben FM
“After all, they spend in dollars, so giving them cards wouldn’t help and I don’t think there should be a problem in giving them euros or dollars.
"I know there are exceptions to the directives given by the president to the bank of Ghana, especially when the person involved stays overseas,” Nyantakyi told Kessben FM.
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