The Fire Club’s players and technical team have been complaining in secret following their unpaid salaries and bonuses
Ghana Premier League champions Aduana Stars have failed to pay the salaries of their players and technical team in the months of November and December last year, AshesGyamera understands.
The Dormaa Ahenkro-based club’s preparations ahead of the preliminary round of the Caf Champions League against Libyan side Al Tahady next month was dealt a heavy blow, after they were eliminated from the Ghalca G8 pre-season tournament.
Although, Aduana won two games against Dreams FC and Techiman Eleven Wonders, the 2-0 defeat to Asante Kotoko in the final Group A fixture meant that they had to exit the competition due to head-to-head rule as they were tied with Kotoko and Dreams on six points.
“What’s going on now isn’t the best but everyone is afraid to open up on the issue,” a source told AshesGyamera.com.
“Even in Christmas where most families expect something from their children, daddies or uncles, the players were left frustrated because the salaries of that period and the month before that weren’t paid. No one dares open up on such situation that’s why everything seem well here.”
The source added: “When Aduana got eliminated from the Ghalca G8 tournament, some of the management members began to complain about some players’ performance and that gave them the opportunity to express their displeasure on issues concerning their unpaid salaries.”
AshesGyamera understands that even the cash prize of $4,450 (¢20,000) given to the players by the Dormaa Municipal Assembly following their triumph in the league last season has not been shared among the players. Also, the club’s owner and bankroller is yet to fulfill even half of the promises he made a couple of months ago to them.