Sammy Kuffour elected new President of Ghanaian players union

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Former Ghanaian player, Samuel Osei Kuffour, has been elected as the new President of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), the umbrella body of players in Ghana and Ghanaian footballers abroad.

He was elected during the annual congress of the PFAG held at the Accra City Hotel, attended by representatives and captains of the male and female teams in Ghana.

His election was confirmed after all voters approved a yes vote for the ex-defender who was previously a board member of the Union.

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Meanwhile, captain of Ghana Premier league side, Medeama SC, Joseph Tetteh Zutah was elected as vice president following his full endorsement from colleague footballers.

Moreover, an eight member committee was elected into office as directors of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana.

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They are; Abedi Ayew Pele, Kwame Ayew, Augustine Arhinful, Ibrahim Tanko, Stephen Appiah, Mohammed Muntari Tagoe, Gifty Appiah, and Elizabeth Addo.

The Founder and General Secretary of the PFAG, Anthony Baffoe remains the secretary of the union together with his Deputy Solomon Torson.

The FA General Secretary also expressed his happiness with the leadership of the PFAG and educated players on why they should channel their grievances through their union for them to be managed well.

On his part, the newly elected PFAG president, Sammy Kuffour, expressed his profound gratitude to his colleagues and urged them to build a unified family as they fight for the welfare of both local and international players.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif noted that, the government will continue its support for the sports fraternity, especially ex-sportsmen, and charged them to work hard for the best interest of the country.

He highlighted the recent package of USD 130,000.00 investment fund package rolled out by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with Glico Pensions for the National U20 Team, as an example of what the government is doing to help footballers.

General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, Prosper Harrison Addo, who graced the occasion also expressed his happiness with the leadership of the PFAG and educated players on why they should channel their grievances through their union for them to be managed well.

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