Absa Premiership

Dikwena players get financial help

2014-09-03 09:43
Platinum Stars (File)

Rustenburg - Platinum Stars have teamed up with Oliphant Institute of Leadership and Financial Services Board to offer Dikwena player’s financial help.

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According to Stars’ website, former SAFA president Molefi Oliphant believes the project will only benefit the players as a footballer’s life span is becoming shorter with injuries and the programme will help them make positive financial decisions in order to look after themselves and their families in the future.

“The project is based on the realization that the lifespan of a footballer is about 10 years and can be cut even short through a nagging injury, loss of form, falling out of favour with the coach or club, and even competition for the other players or younger players,” said Oliphant

“This is further exacerbated by frequent reports of current and ex footballers dying poor or becoming a social problem, after their playing years.”

“Therefore for some players, success in the playing field has not translated into sustainable financial success”, concludes Oliphant.

Dikwena defender Vuyo Mere admits that at first the players were sceptical because they felt it was not needed on their end but soon realised that the idea behind the programme will only benefit them in the end.

“Oliphant Institute of Leadership is so brilliant and we look forward to the next days of successful advice that is valuable and will go beyond our expectations,” said Mere.

Dikwena’s next Absa Premiership encounter is against SuperSport United on Saturday, September 13 after the Fifa international break.

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