GFA Exco approves ‘Medical Fund’ to cater for serious player injuries

Published on: 21 May 2020

The Executive Committee (Exco) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has approved for the setting up of a Medical Fund to cater for serious injuries of players.

This was confirmed by a communique issued by the country’s football governing body on Thursday morning.

“This fund is set up to cater for serious injuries to players in the Premier, Division One, and Elite Women’s division. Injuries such as bones, cartilage, and ligaments shall not be solely left to the responsibility of clubs”, the Ghana FA said in a publication on their official website.

It added, “The Executive Council looks forward to securing partnerships with medical institutions and experts in ensuring that players especially, operate at optimum level at all times and are also guaranteed of quality medical care where the need arises”.

The Ghana FA says it will sources funding from proceeds from FA Cup matches as well as its Central Fund to feed the Medical Fund.

The GFA adds that it is looking forward to building the capacity of medical personnel at all clubs.

They hope to achieve this through retraining and certification of all practitioners while also enhancing the credentials of prospective practitioners.