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JUST IN: Legon Cities players cry foul over unpaid salaries

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Players from the Ghana Premier League Club, Legon Cities claim they have been abandoned after COVID-19 spread to Ghana.

Legon Cities players have blamed the club’s management for abandoning this COVID-19 period.

According to a close source, the club owes them two months’ salaries and the situation worsened in the last month since, before the Covid-19 pandemic, players ‘at least’ relied on match bonuses.

“The club owes us two months in salary arrears and allowances. Life is very hard for all the players,” a close source told Ghana News Page.

“We demand to be paid so we can survive in this lockdown.”

Some of the players, who preferred anonymity because they have been warned not to take the issue to the media, said they have for long been claiming for the unpaid salaries to be settled, but all has been in vain.

Another player said, “The lockdown does not mean we don’t have bills to pay, some have families depending on us. The club should really sort this problem out.”

Meanwhile, most Football Administrators has appealed for the government to step in, in supporting non-playing staff after the league was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ghana Sports has been on lockdown since March 21 including the top-flight league, have been put on hold to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The local football season usually ends in July, but it won’t be the case this year unless the season is considered null and void.

Almost twenty match-rounds remained at the time of the suspension on March 17 after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in the country.

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