PSL AND MULTICHOICE LAUNCH PLAYER TRANSITION PROGRAMME

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) and MultiChoice have partnered to produce an inventive programme, designed to help players find success off the playing field once their careers conclude.

The PSL Player Transition Programme focuses on current PSL players aged between 28 and 35 years and aims to equip and empower them with the necessary knowledge and skills to transition into a role in sport after they have retired.

Set to run from January 2022 until June 2022, the programme will prepare these players for the reality of retirement from playing professional sport, empowering them to make a meaningful impact in the world and to leave a legacy.

“Today is proof that what happens when you engage on a matter of national importance with a renowned Model Corporate Citizen. Multichoice is today helping the PSL walk the talk. The launch of the Player Transition programme is a significant first step in addressing the plight of professional football players when they retire from their glorious playing days”, said PSL Chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza.

The Gordon Institute of Business Science has been selected as the educational partner for the PSL Player Transition Programme.

GIBS will be responsible for creating and updating an online educational platform, tutoring, and developing the framework for the onboarding and training of participants.

The virtual programme, managed by GIBS, will involve a learning environment that considers the demands of the training and competition programme of the players. It will include four core modules that all participants will complete over the duration of the programme. These are business fundamentals, information technology, financial management and leadership.

The participants will also choose two electives in each of the two additional training blocks offered as part of the programme.

THESE INCLUDE

Coach Education

Project Management

Facility Management

Business Innovation

Media Officers

Social Entrepreneurship

Merchandise Management

Event Management

Says MultiChoice Executive Head for Corporate Affairs, Collen Dlamini: “MultiChoice Group enjoys a fruitful working relationship with the PSL. The player transition programme deepens our commitment to local football through our partnership with the PSL. It is also in keeping with our motto of enriching lives, as through this partnership we are empowering players in a manner that will see them continue being successful well after their playing careers come to an end.”

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