Executive chairman of Berekum Chelsea Obed Nana Kwame Nketiah has officially responded to the expose of Ghanasportspage.com about the salaries of Berekum Chelsea players.
Ghanasportspage.com exclusively revealed the highest and lowest-paid players of the Ghana Premier League side for the 2023/24 season.
After the report, the Chelsea boss has now reacted as he explains why some of his players take home salaries of 400 and 500 cedis monthly.
“If you come to Chelsea we have our salary structure. For example, after we have agreed to pay a player 2000 Ghana Cedis a month, the player can decide to divide his salaries into two parts that is let us say 1,500 and 500 Cedis. We then calculate 1500 multiplied by 12 and pay him that sum upon signing the contract”, Nana Kwame exclusively explained to Ghanasportspage.com.
“Now what is remaining to be paid to the player each month is 500 cedis. So that does not mean the salary of the said player is 500 cedis. We also pay SSNNIT contributions of the players from the coffers of the club. We at Chelsea pay our players well”, he added.
Nana Kwame also emphasized that the club makes sure they respect the minimum wage of Ghana.
“None of our players take a salary that is below the minimum wage of Ghana. For us, it is about being able to pay wages of our players and that is the most important thing”, he concluded.
Enjoy the full interview below: