Deputy Minister of Trade Nii Lantey Vanderpuije has made a passionate appeal to current Ghanaian players to join in financial contributions to cater for distressed former footballers.
Several former national stars are living in abject poverty despite having served the country with distinction.
Some of these former stars cannot afford three square meals a day much less afford to foot their medical bills.
The Ghana FA as a result is in the process of setting up a fund to help alleviate the woeful plight of these ex footballers.
Deputy Trade minister Vanderpuije, himself a former footballer has also added his voice by calling on current players earning huge sums of money to help in contribution to aid distressed former footballers.
“I want us to focus on my generation of footballers,” he said at the launch of GFA TV on Tuesday.
“It is difficult to see players who have excited us in the past in the streets as paupers.
“If we can speak to the current generation who are earning so much – during our time the football was not as rewarding as it is these days.
“So if the current generation can contribute something little to cater for the stars of the past, I think it will help a lot.
“As we look to develop more talents we should also look at the exit routes.”