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EMBARGO: AshGold won’t sell players until after Africa campaign – Fianoo

Ghana League champions AshantiGold are in no mood to entertain transfer offers for their players until after the 2016 Caf Champions League, the club’s boss has revealed.

Local clubs these days struggle to keep their upcoming stars who attract foreign contracts basically due to the fact that players on the domestic front are so underpaid.

And this, Kudjo Fianoo, CEO of the Miners, admits is one big challenge facing his side as they return to Africa as Ghana’s League champions.

“The competition in Ghana is the launching pad. I will be the first to admit that we are not paying players realistic salaries,” Fianoo told Starr Sports.

The Obuasi-based club have registered 26 of their top players for the continental championship, who are aiming to impress scouts with hopes of attracting interest from European clubs. But Fianoo says that any player exit may only happen after the campaign.

“We have assured our players that we will not put impediment on the way of any of our players who gets a deal after the CAF Champions League be it in Africa or Europe because that is where they can make the bucks to take care of themselves and their families,” he added.

The Miners are due to host Algerian side MO Bejaia in a first leg qualifying round match at the Len Clay Stadium on February 14.