Ghana Premier League players to lose contract due to coronavirus

All football at steps five and six of non League has been cancelled because of coronavirus

The Football League are plotting radical action to keep their clubs afloat during the coronavirus crisis, by putting lower-league players on sabbatical.

Some clubs in the top division have been in talks with the PFA Premier League over whether it would be alright to delay a part of wages until the crisis ends.

Professional football in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest.

Squad members at St. Andrews earning more than £6,000 (€6,515) a week have been asked to take a 50% deduction in their salary for the next four months.

But the National League, which feeds clubs into the Football League, insisted that did not mean they want to call a halt to their season right now. Several clubs have already approached players with a view to imposing pay deferrals.

The season is still hanging with no solution as to how the remainder of the season will be handled, but Premier League clubs are planning a meeting next week that will resolve this.

"Whether that is done on the basis of determining final placings via average points per game, or the season is declared null & void can not be decided until the National League decides how it wishes to proceed".

According to reports gathered by Footballghana.com, some Ghanaian players in the local league are on the verge of losing their contracts as clubs are finding it hard to pay them.

"As with other industries, the current Covid-19 crisis is having a severe impact on the finances of the game", said a PFA statement.

According to BBC Sport, the PFA has called a meeting with the Premier League and EFL to discuss the financial ramifications of the coronavirus.

The PFA are likely to resist pay cuts but may have to be open to deferrals while the Government relief programme announced last week could see players at all levels being paid 80 per cent of their wages up to £2,500-a-month.

"We are also in regular discussions at worldwide level regarding areas relating to contractual stability and the eventual resumption of the leagues".

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