Legends group ropes in veterans
The organization is planning to re-launch books written in previous years by Chancy Gondwe, Kinna Phiri and Peterkin Kayira.
LILONGWE, Malawi - The JK Productions Association, a representative and empowerment arm which intends to use retired stars to impart life skills and empowerment, has brought on veteran sports administrators Rashid Ntelera and Victor Msowoya to assist the organization achieve its goals, writes Alinafe Nyanda.
"We are thrilled to welcome them," said JK Productions vice-chairperson Justin Saidi on Saturday while confirming the development.
Saidi said both Ntelera and Msowoya have years of experience in senior leadership and football administration positions.
"As an organization, we are thrilled to welcome them to our team," he said.
Saidi said he is optimistic their experience and leadership "will be invaluable as we continue on the mission to promote the welfare of former players and transform our beautiful sport in the process for the better."
According to Saidi, among other things, JK Productions this year vows to unveil a funeral scheme for football legends aimed at helping members and their families in times of bereavement.
"We were moved by reports that some ex-footballers were struggling to get decent burials because they could not afford funeral policies, which is worrisome among some of our legends," he said.
Saidi disclosed that the organization is planning to re-launch books written in previous years by Chancy Gondwe, Kinna Phiri and Peterkin Kayira.
It also plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with FAM to promote welfare of legends and use them for sports development.