Ghana's PFA Relocate

Ghana's PFA Relocate

Ghana's footballers have a new home in their national stadium.

 

The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has opened its new offices in the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, in Accra, where the Black Stars gather on match days. It is the culmination of a project that the union's founders Anthony Baffoe and Solomon Torson had been pursuing for eight years since they set up its first headquarters just a few steps away in the same stadium.

 

Back then, Baffoe led Stéphane Burchkalter and Stéphane Saint-Raymond, respectively Secretary General and Director of Communications of FIFPro Africa, to what looked like a derelict space in heart of the arena. “While we were discussing the future, Anthony took us by the arm and led us to this place: it was full of balls, packed up and deflated, a grant from FIFA as part of the Win in the Africa with Africa programme," Burchkalter said. "Before our astonished eyes, with infinite enthusiasm, Anthony sketched out the offices where the PFAG would take up residence one day."

 

Eight years later, through perseverance, that day has arrived. The fully-equipped new premises were unveiled in the presence of Theo van Seggelen (FIFPro Secretary General), Frederique Winia (FIFPro Director of International Relations) and FIFPro members attending the recent 11th FIFPro Africa congress.

 

source: fifpro.org

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