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Sports News of Friday, 25 August 2017


Kwasi Appiah launches foundation for retired footballers

The foundation seeks to help retired footballers The foundation seeks to help retired footballers

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has launched a foundation for former footballers at a brief ceremony at the Accra City Hotel Thursday afternoon.
Appiah wants to improve the plight of retired footballers by providing financial, health aid and skill development.

The Kwesi Appiah will be supervised by a five-member board of Trustees including Samuel Nana Brew-Butler (Chairman), HE Amarkai Amarkai Amartefio (Member), Air Vice Marshall Issifu S. Kadri (Member), Mr. Emmanuel Adu Sarkodie (Member) and himself.

The ex-Ghana captain has fulfilled the promise he made just after he was re-appointed as Ghana coach in May this year.

”The objective of the foundation is to assist retired players and former national athletes in different ways. I have for this reason dedicated a percentage of my salary in that regard. Today’s inauguration of my board of Trustees, the Foundation begins a journey that I hope will change many lives,” he told the press.

Appiah will start preparation with the Black Stars on Monday for next Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Congo.

Meanwhile, the foreign based players are expected in the country over the weekend.