Premier Soccer League Gets Fidelity Life Sponsership Deal - Football News (ZW)

Premier Soccer League Gets Fidelity Life Sponsership Deal

Fidelity Life Assurance Aids Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League

Fidelity Life Assurance and the Zimbabwe Castle Lager Premier Soccer League Board are now in a $1 million per season sponsorship deal.

Fidelity Life Assurance will cover medical welfare of players, medical bills, and technical officials in the 'Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League'. A funeral benefit plan for the players and officials for all the 18 teams is also part of the sponsorship package.The Funeral Cover also includes a casket, tents, chairs and money for groceries.

In case players suffer career-ending injuries during official Premier Soccer League duties a sum of $15 000 will be paid to the player. And if a player suffers permanent injury or disability  during Premier Soccer League action, a contracted player sidelined for over six months, due to injury, will start benefiting a monthly payment of $500 until he returns to action.

Medical aid will cover the costs of hospitalisation at Government and selected private hospitals, access to a general practitioner, medication, wellness programmes, dental and optical cover, emergency services and co-branded medical cards which are accepted widely.

Premier Soccer League Chairman Farai Jere praised the deal,

“Our partnership with Fidelity Life Assurance will ensure that our football players and officials are looked after and as such can reach their full potential.

“The nature of football is physically-demanding, there is an inherent risk of injury, medical complications and sometimes even death and, therefore, our players require the best medical care to ensure prevention, management and treatment of any medical-related issues.

“The lack of medical support in football has in the past resulted in permanent injuries and premature retirement of some great players like Desmond Maringwa. Such sad stories need to be a thing of the past.

“At PSL, we take the medical and healthcare aspect of football very seriously and this partnership is very important to us.

“We are going to treat this sponsorship with the respect it deserves and we are going to exhibit a lot of professionalism to make sure that this will also benefit generations to come.

“I would like to express our gratitude to Fidelity Life Assurance for supporting our sport. We look forward to a long lasting mutually beneficial relationship.

“I hope to see many more corporates participate in the development of sports in Zimbabwe with the same enthusiasm and commitment of Fidelity Life Assurance,” said Farai Jere.

Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Life Assurance Statement Reuben Java:

“Fidelity Life Assurance have entered the football sphere with the goal of being the official Life and Health partner to all teams under the PSL.

“This is in response to the prevailing challenges around player wellness and welfare as well as a need for the corporate brand to develop a marketing property to engage and interact with a broader spectrum of Zimbabweans.

This sponsorship will cover up to 30 players and five technical team members

“It will start when the league begins this month.

At the unveiling event were also ZIFA president Felton Kamambo, acting vice-president Philemon Machana, Premier Soccer League chairman Farai Jere and the league’s Chief Executive Officer Kenny Ndebele.

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