COVID-19: China FA proposes minimum 30 percent pay cut

first_img Shanghai SIPG’s Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar is one of the best-paid players in the world on an estimated $27 million a year. Temporary wage reductions in football are a hot topic with clubs facing financial challenges because of the pandemic, which has seen most leagues indefinitely suspended. Arsenal became the first English Premier League club to agree a pay cut on Monday with manager Mikel Arteta and players accepting a 12.5 percent reduction in salary. The Chinese Football Association has proposed clubs slash wages of players and coaches by at least 30 percent to cut costs because of the coronavirus, state media said Tuesday. Shanghai SIPG’s Oscar is one of the best paid players in world football on a reported $27 million a year The People’s Daily said that the CFA is now awaiting feedback from teams in the top-tier Chinese Super League (CSL) and the two divisions below. The CSL season was supposed to begin on February 22 but was indefinitely postponed after coronavirus emerged in central China in December, before spreading worldwide. “After the opinions are collected and revised, the Chinese Football Association will report to FIFA and other relevant departments,” the state-run newspaper said. “It is understood that the target of the Chinese Football Association (wages cuts)… does not include youth players and ordinary employees with relatively low salaries,” People’s Daily added. The CSL has enticed foreign coaches and players in recent years with vast pay packets.Advertisement Read Also: Scottish First Minister wary of football behind closed doors Clubs in Europe’s other top leagues, including Lionel Messi’s Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus, have similarly cut wages. There is still no confirmed start date for the CSL but there are claims it could now begin in late June or early July. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locationslast_img read more

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Sudan 1-3 Ghana: Ten-man Black Stars sink Nile Crocodiles

first_imgCaptain Asamoah Gyan is now the Black Stars’ all-time top scorer after bagging a double against Sudan on Friday with Muntari scoring the other to make it 3-1 in Omdurman.Ghana Black Stars emerged out of a tough game against Sudan in Omdurman with all the spoils after a strong resilient performance.Captain Asamoah Gyan scored either side of Al Tahir’s spot kick before Sulley Muntari sealed the win with a bizarre third goal late on straight from a corner.The start of the game was a reflection of the importance it held for the Ghanaian side as they showed a willingness to get stuck in and looked to dominate the game from the start. Ghana scored the opening goal through Al Ain’s Gyan, a goal which seemed to cause confusion within the officials, but was finally accepted by the referee.The game was to take a twist a few minutes later though as the Nile Crocodiles were awarded a penalty which saw Richard Kissi-Boateng also get sent off for a tackle on Mudathir Al Tahir. Al Tahir stepped up to convert the penalty to level the scores. The goal seemed to stun the Ghanaians as they almost conceded a second soon after, having to rely on the alertness of Esperance defender Harrison Afful to prevent them from conceding a quick-fire double.Sudan, buoyed by their one-man advantage, took control of the game and went on to test the resolve of the Ghanaian defence and their goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, but the Ghanaians managed to hold on till half time. Sudan started the second half like they ended the first trying to take advantage of their man advantage, but came up against stiff opposition from the Ghanaian defence, especially goalkeeper Dauda. Sudan were stunned though by the Ghanaians as Gyan got his second of the game to restore Ghana’s lead in the game with a header after good build up play from Afful and Muntari.Sudan then managed to strike the post a few minutes later with Afful reacting quickest to prevent the rebound from falling to a Sudanese foot. Ghana went into defense mode after the second goal in an effort to retain the lead but they were able to catch the Sudanese with a third goal as the Sudanese goalkeeper Zughabir fumbled a quite tricky ball from Muntari’s corner into his own net, to hand the Ghanaians the win.Ghana now move top of their qualifying group ahead of Zambia who play Lesotho on Saturday. Ghana will be travelling to Lesotho for their penultimate game before rounding up this stage of qualifiers with a home tie against Zambia.Gyan now has 34 goals for the national team breaking Abedi Pele’s 33-goal record.last_img read more

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