The Board and Management of Ghana league champions, Kumasi Asante Kotoko have registered all their players and working staff under the Social Security and National Insurance Trust Pension Scheme after calls were intensified by National Circles Organizer and SNNIT junior staff, Nkoo Joseph, Sportscrusader.com can reveal.
This then takes the number of premier league clubs under the scheme to five as Inter Allies, Accra Hearts of Oak, Liberty Professionals and Heart of Lions have all registered already.
Speaking to sportscrusader.com, the originator of the idea who also happens to be the National Circles Organizer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Nkoo Joseph lauded the move by the management of the club and called on the remaining clubs to emulate the action of the clubs that have registered.
“This is an action worth praising. The labour act makes it binding on every club to register their players but until I took the matter up, almost all the clubs were silent on the issue. That is why we see most players struggling for their livelihood after their playing career. But since the clubs are now registering, players begging for livelihood will be a thing of the past”.
Nkoo seized the opportunity to call on other clubs to get their players on the scheme as it will help the clubs as well as the players themselves.