Augustine Sefa believes that the economic hardship, which makes it difficult for clubs to pay players in the Ghana Premier League adequately, will always compel them to seek greener pastures overseas.
There have been an increase in the number of local talents, who season after season travel to other African countries and mediocre leagues in places like Lebanon to continue their football career, all in the name of earning enough money that will sustain them in life and just after the end of last season some influential players like Abeiku Ainooson and Kennedy Ashia both joined A Hilal in Sudan.
Football faithful are worried about the situation, since it takes a lot of quality from the league, but Augustine Sefa, who was very instrumental in the Ashgold team that won the Ghana Premier League, thinks it is inevitable because the players are the bread winners of their family.
“Money is the solution to problems, so it doesn't matter where a player would end up plying his trade, whether in Darfur or Mauritania, so far us the player will be paid in dollars as a foreigner it worths it,” he told Asempa FM.
“Players in the Ghana Premier League is looked up to by the family, your, mother, father, uncles, etc. For instance for now everybody knows Ashgold players have won the league, so everything is okay, but it is not and when you tell them they doubt.
“I pity the players who have wives and children, especially in situations you don’t have money and your wife is sick, while your child is hungry.
“I don’t side with people who criticize, the Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan for his decision to play in China, because if is Kuwait, Oatar, Libya that he would get what is enough then I welcome it.