In a bid to produce footballers equipped with the knowledge of how to manage their finances, Chipper Cash, an African cross-border fintech has partnered with Lagos-based amateur outfit SpringSoca United.
Facilitated by Footballers Connect, the partnership saw aspiring footballers being tutored on financial management on one hand and life after football on the other. The event also featured training session with 32 Springsoca players participating to the admiration of soccer fans who predicted that future is bright in terms of discovering world class players in the country.
The partnering outfit who are AS Roma’s official money transfer platform in Africa, said their involvement is to ensure a better future for up and coming athletes noting that many athletes have struggled to cope after parting ways with sports due to age, retirement, injuries to mention just a few.
“Chipper Cash aims to help to improve financial literacy amongst these young footballers and give them the financial tools needed to make an impact globally. That is why we partnered with Footballers connect which helps with access to grassroots football to deliver this program,” Abiodun Animashaun, the country manager of the fintech firm said.
With initiatives such as this, concerted efforts are directed into often ignored, but really important aspects of a footballer’s career such as financial education, according to Amos Joseph, the lead strategist at Footballers Connect.
“There’s no better time to bring financial education to footballers other than now,” Joseph added. “We see what’s happening to establish footballers and investment globally. It is pivotal to start to catch them now that they are young so they can be aware of opportunities as well as threats.”
Director of SpringSoca United Emmanuel Oladapo said the partnership is a major boost to the football education the players are receiving both in the classroom and on the pitch.