Second leg of initiative to assist PSL players after retirement gets under way

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) and MultiChoice have announced the return of the PSL Player Transition Programme, which is aimed at equipping players for life after retirement.

The pilot phase of the initiative began in 2022 and this year’s programme takes a step forward by including not only seasoned players aged between 28 and 35, but also new talent.

“As we unveil the second season of the Player Transition Programme, we affirm our unwavering commitment to the holistic development of football talent. Beyond the pitch, our dedication extends to nurturing both seasoned campaigners and new promising talent. This initiative stands as a testament to PSL’s enduring commitment, together with its partner, MultiChoice,” said PSL chairman, Dr. Irvin Khoza.

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) remains the project’s educational partner. It will manage the virtual programme, which will be adjusted to accommodate the rigorous training and competition schedules of the players.

The programme has four core modules, namely the business fundamentals, information technology, financial management, and leadership.

Participants will also have the opportunity to choose two electives from an array of options, including Coach Education, Project Management, Facility Management, Business Innovation, Media Officers, Social Entrepreneurship, Merchandise Management, and Event Management.

Written by: Ntsako Mukhari

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