McPhylls Protocol Consult presents assorted food, PPEs to NSA, 4 para sports assocs.
A Deputy Director General (Technical) at the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr Abedu Wilson has called on the private sector to extend support to players/athletes in the sports industry as the covid-19 effects ravages on.
According to Mr Wilson, the lack of activity on the sports scene has rendered the players/athletes redundant and has made life unbearable for some of them, adding that, ‘the companies and individuals offering support must try and reach them.’
The NSA Director made the comment on Tuesday when he received assorted food items and Personal Protect Equipment (PPEs) to the NSA and four paralympic sports associations.
McPhylls Protocol Consult, an Accra based logistics company that have supported paralympic sports over the years presented 60 Veronica buckets, 10 cartons of Sardine, 10 boxes of liquid soup, 10 boxes of cooking oil, 10 boxes of hand sanitizers, 300 pieces of nose masks and 60 bags of rice to the NSA and the associations.
The beneficiary associations included the Ghana Deaf Football Association (GDFA), Ghana Blind Football Association (GBFA), Ghana Amputee Football Association (GAFA) and Cerebral Palsy Football Association (CPFA).
According to Mr Wilson, the gesture will go a long way to support the beneficiaries and thanked the logistics company for the gesture and advised other companies to offer similar supports to the athletes to ease the pressure on them.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McPhylls, Mr Festus Annan said the welfare of players in the sports industry has been a major concern for his outfit and that informed the decision to support them.
The gesture, he explained, was also to commemorate the 60th birthday anniversary of his father, Mr Winfred Chartey Annan, the Head Coach of the national deaf football team.
He disclosed that the company would make a similar donation to other para sports that were left out.
Coach Chartey was full of gratitude for the honour done him and hoped that motivates the athletes work harder.
President of the Association of Sports for the Disabled, Shaaban Mohammed thanked Mr Annan for the support.
BY ANDREW NORTEY