African Football Policy Makers Brainstorm in Accra

The Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra was the point of convergence this past week for some of the continent’s topmost football administrators as Ghana played host to the FIFPro Division Africa non-elective Congress.


The two-day event, which was organized by the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) provided the platform for key stakeholder deliberations on a number of pertinent issues relating to the well-being of professional footballers on the continent.
Discussions touched on recommendations from the COVID-19 report, governance of FIFPro Division Africa, and on-going discourse on global reforms to the world’s most popular sport.


Thirteen member countries from the African Division of FIFPro (World Football’s Player Representative Union), were represented at the forum which was anchored by the General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Anthony Baffoe.


Notable participants included Division Africa General Secretary Stephane Burchkalter, Division Africa President Geremi Njitap, FIFPro legal representatives Loic Alves and Stephane Saint-Reymond, PFAG executive members Solomon Torson and Yussif Chibsah, Egyptian representative Magdy Abdelghany Sayed Ahmed, as well as Shabalala Enoch Nhlanhla from South Africa.

Also present were representatives from Gabon, Kenya and Botswana in the persons of Nguema Edou Axel Gydex, Santo Jerry Evan and Masaseng Kgosanya Motswana respectively. wishes to commend the organizers and participants of this all-important Congress, and commends them on their continuing contributions towards seeking further improvements in all matters pertaining to football on the continent.

PFAG: with the players and for the players!

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