The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana has overseen the payment of Ghc10,000 to the family of former Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Uriah Asante.
Asante, who until his demise last year had been playing for Bahraini side Al Riffa FC, is best remembered for his impressive displays for the Phobians in the Ghana Premier League.
He has also donned the colours of Pure Joy FC, Etoile du Sahel, Astra Giurgui and EGS Gafsa. He has also represented the national Under-23 team, the Black Meteors, and was a key member of the team that won gold at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique.
The short presentation ceremony took place last Thursday in the PFAG’s office conference room; a venue which has earlier this year been named after the deceased football star.
In attendance were members of the Asante family, high ranking officials of the Players’ Association, representatives from SIC Insurance Company and media personnel.
The family of Uriah Asante has therefore benefited from the Players Insurance Package scheme; an initiative set up and championed by the PFAG in conjunction with SIC Life Insurance.
General Secretary of the PFAG, Anthony Baffoe, assured the relations of the ex-footballer of the Association’s continued support and also commended SIC Life for their efforts at partnering the PFAG to help ensure a more secure future for all professional footballers in Ghana.