- Oduro spends 1/3 of his monthly income on rent (not including utilities—and that’s sharing the apartment with a teammate.
- He cooks for himself and “eats rice and some kind of stew with vegetables and plantains. Once in a while, he eats chicken.”
- He takes on extra jobs to help cover expenses, often taking two coaching jobs a day.
Perhaps most telling was a chart at the end of the article comparing the wages of some other jobs to the $12,500 that a developmental player like Oduro makes:
|Job position||Avg. salary|
|Cooks, fast food||$14,920|
|Parking lot attendants||$17,710|
|Janitors and cleaners||$18,160|
That’s just sad.