GLICO on Thursday presented a cheque for GH₵20,000 to families of the Offinso accident victims.
Half of the money would be given to the families of the deceased while the other would be presented to the injured players for their upkeep.
Six juvenile footballers from the African Vision Soccer Academy last September, perished in a gory car accident when returning from a registration exercise in Afrancho in the Ashanti region.
Corporate and Marketing Manager of GLICO, Ms Kukua Ampreh, said the gesture was a corporate social responsibility of the company, requiring them to support the victims.
“This donation is in fulfillment of our commitment in safeguarding the lives of Ghanaians, by standing shoulder to shoulder and lending a hand of support in the event of an unfavourable life occurrence,” she stated.
She also proposed that stakeholders including the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Football Association to as a matter of urgency, collaborate with GLICO to provide a proper insurance scheme for players across the country.
That, she said, would go a long way to support and cushion players and their families should such unfortunate incidents occur.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the victims, Consultant at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr Ahmed Osman thanked GLICO for the gesture, adding that the money would be immediately presented to the families.
The Ministry, he said, would take the proposal for a proper scheme for players into consideration to ensure sports men and women were cushioned to promote Ghana Sports.