AshantiGold CEO Kudjoe Fianoo believes the death of former Black Stars midfielder Yakubu Abubakari has re-ignited the debate of having a retirement package for ex-footballers.
Fianoo, a former Black Stars team manager, argues that this would help curtail the challenges some football players face when they retire.
He spoke to the Graphic Sports in Tema during the funeral of Abubakari, a former Ajax Amsterdam and Vitesse Arnhem star.
”The lessons we’ve learnt from his (Yakubu) sudden demise is that what plans do we have for players when they retire?,” Fianoo said.
”The stories associated with his (Yakubu’s) last days were not pleasant.
”As administrators, what welfare packages have we put in place for the future upkeep of the players if they should hang their boots?.
”It is natural that not all of them can continue to be in football like coaches, etc.
”Those who cannot continue in football, what plans do we have for them?.”