Ghana FA President, Kwasi Nyantakyi has hailed the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana’s move to introduce a fund and an insurance scheme for active and retired footballers.
The scheme was launched at the Alisa Hotel in Accra Monday night.
The ‘Life after Football and Insurance Scheme’ will cover 30 players in each of the 16 Premier League Clubs according to former Black Stars defender, Tony Baffoe, who is the General Secretary of PFAG.
Speaking at the launch, Nyantakyi welcome and praised the inititative taken by PFAG to support footballers.
“This is a very laudable initiative that is worthy of the support of all of us. And I can confirm to you that after extensive discussion with the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association, we whole heartedly support and approve of this project.
“We know how useful and beneficial it will be for our players. We know it is something that has prevail in advance football countries.
“This initiative will go a long way to provide security and confidence amongst player during our league competitions. It will also secure their future even after their playing career,” he said.
He again called for the stability of the project since it is meant to be on an experimental basis for two years.
“We are encouraging PFAG to explore avenues together with GFA; we can continue to pay premium for this insurance scheme so it will take care of not only premier division players but players in the first division, women’s league and Colts as well.”
The programme was attended by captains from the 16 Premier League Clubs as well as some Black Stars players.