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NANPF visits Ondo, intimate Sunshine on retirement plans

NANPF visits Ondo, intimate Sunshine on retirement plans

By Femi Atolagbe
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Tijani Babanginda (MON) and his National Association of Professional Footballers (NANPF) leadership have conversed with Sunshine Stars on plans for a struggle – free life after retirement from the game of football.

The Union delegate which included the Secretary – General, Austin Popo stressed the need for a planned pension scheme for a meaningful life after football during a visit to Sunshine Stars training at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure.

 “I still get good money from my former Club in Europe and it is the same thing I want you to enjoy when you retire from football. The pension scheme is to secure your future and a sure way for you to live comfortably after you retired from the game.

“Among other things, we have partnership agreement with a foreign outfit to build modern health and training facility in Nigeria to help address the urgent need of our serious and bonafide members who are abandoned by their clubs or out of contract.” The former Super Eagles winger also revealed.

The President of Sunshine Stars, Otunba Tajudeen Akinyemi and ODSFA board member, Sunday Aladenika who were on ground to receive the Union with other officials also corroborated the points raised by Babangida with some already mapped out retirement plans for the Club’s players.

Also the appointment of Sunshine Stars captain, Sunday Abe as the players’ Union Chairman in Ondo State was disclosed during the visit.

Coach Kayode Julius of Sunshine Stars will serve as the Ondo NANPF secretary while Seun Betiku, national women’s coach Wemimo Mathew, coach Nike Adekunle, Folarin Kamil, Kayode Emmanuel, Raymom Abdulsalam,  Busuyi, Kehinde Abiodun, Sade Akinrolabu, Opeyeyemi Sunday and Bobby Akinfolarin are listed as members.

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