The curtain has been drawn on the 11th edition of the FIFPro Division Africa Congress, held in Accra. Secretary General of the FIFPro worldwide union, Theo van Seggelen, hailed the two-day event as a massive success and praised the excellence and professionalism exhibited by Anthony Baffoe and his team from the PFAG in hosting such a historic gathering.
The second day of proceedings saw a number of key elections held, as the various national player unions focused on how to collectively achieve set goals over the next few years.
Events were capped off with a friendly exhibition match staged at the impressive Lizzy’s Sports Complex, between the FIFPro Division Africa team and their hosts, the PFAG.
The well attended 7- aside match saw some of Africa’s finest retired footballers strap on their boots once again to prove that they still possessed genuine quality on the field of play.
Former Real Madrid and Chelsea star Geremi Njitap led the Division Africa squad, while the PFAG team boasted the likes of ex-Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah, John Mensah, Ibrahim Tanko, Mohammed Gargo, Richard Kingson, Yussif Chibsah, Laryea Kingston and Stephen Aidoo.
The game was high on quality, drawing spontaneous cheers and applause from all spectators present, as the stars thrilled all fans present with their skills and goals.
At the end of the keenly contested game, the PFAG team triumphed by 10 goals to 9 to grab the trophy on offer, and claim bragging rights till the next Congress.
We thank our sister unions and all invited dignitaries for contributing towards the success of the Congress, and wish our mother body, FIFPro Division Africa, all the best as we continue to proudly represent all professional footballers on the continent!