Ghana Football Association Presidential Aspirant, Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku, has promised to set up a medical fund to cater for injured Ghanaian players.
Speaking at a media briefing in Sunyani-which was attended by www.newshuntermag.com, Mr Kurt Okraku disclosed how important it is to create wealth for all through sports.
“In keeping with the vision of ‘Igniting Passion, Creating Wealth for All’ my administration will set up a Medical Fund to cater for serious injuries to players. Injuries such as bone, cartilage and ligaments shall not be solely left to the responsibility of clubs. I look forward to securing a partnership with medical institutions and experts in ensuring that players especially operate at an optimum level at all times and are also guaranteed of quality medicare where the need arises,” he stated.
The GFA Presidential hopeful added: “My administration will also be looking to build the capacities of medical personnel at all clubs. This shall be achieved through retraining and certification of all practitioners while also enhancing the credentials of prospective practitioners. Funding will primary be sourced from the Central Fund and ten per cent (10%) of proceeds from all FA Cup matches. Players in the Premier, Division One and Elite Women’s Division will be beneficiaries of this fund.”
He further stated that players from the Premier League, Division One League (DOL) and Women’s Football shall be registered for National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) with funds of the GFA.
For the betterment of the Association and Ghana sports, Mr Okraku stressed that his administration will welcome the views of all stakeholders.
Watch a video from the press briefing below: