The management and administration of Ghana football club Dreams Fc have not been able to pay players during the Coronavirus period.
Ameenu Shardow who is the administrative manager of the club confirmed this information.
It had been a bright start for the 2019/20 local league campaign but in March, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, football had to be suspended for the health and safety of all.
The season three months later had to be cancelled after thorough discussions by the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association.
Premier League clubs in Ghana were hugely affected negatively as finances came to a stand still and Ammenu Shardow speaking on Joy Sports Links confirmed that even as at now players are still not being paid.
“We have not paid salaries to players during the Covid-19 period. We do not have the money to pay, that’s the simple truth. Even FIFA realized that there’s a problem and that is why they brought the Covid Relief Fund.
“We had a discussion [with the players] about it. One big thing about Dreams FC is that we operate the club on a corporate line but as a family. When we are happy and we have the resources, everybody enjoys and they know it. We are vey open with that,” he told Hans Mensah Andoh.
“Where there are difficulties also, people are aware. In fact the people [players] were drawn towards the difficulties and were trying to find solutions to make the club stay afloat so for us and I’m sure it cuts across many clubs, even the superpowers. In fact, we are still in this period. We are now trying to come out of a very testing period.”
Shardow noted that this period has taught the club to prepare for future occurrences.
“But it also taught us a lot of lessons as a club that we can’t continue to operate this way. We have to operate in such a way that [we prepare for] future occurrences. It has really changed the way we see our business going forward.”
The Ghana Premier League season is scheduled to commence on November 13.