Mr Isaac Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports has urged retired footballers to be role models for the young and upcoming players in the country.
Mr Asiamah, who was speaking at the 2017 International Federation of Professional Footballers (Fifpro) congress at the Kempinski hotel in Accra, charged the retired players to help develop the talents of young footballers through mentorship and counseling.
“I urge you [former players] to be role models so that the youth of this country will learn from your exploits and the sacrifices you have made for Ghana,” Mr Asiamah said.
He said some retired footballers are already playing that role, and mentioned Samuel Osei Kuffour, a former Black Stars defender, now a board member of the Professional Football Association of Ghana [PFAG], who ,coupled with his duties, is counseling young players on how to live their lives as professionals.
The Fifpro is a body under the world football governing body set out to protect the interest of players across the globe.