The Director of the GFA Foundation Malcolm Frazier Appeadu has paid a visit to ailing former Black Satellites and Black Meteors goalkeeper, William Essu.
The visit was to see how the player is faring and also to wish him speedy recovery.
Welcoming the Director of the Foundation to his base in Cape Coast, Essu narrated how the ailment started, missing out on the Black Meteors AFCON squad and the difficult period he had gone through for the past 5 months.
On behalf of the GFA Foundation, the Director presented an amount of GHS10,000.00 cash to the player.
He explained that the financial assistance is to help the player cater for his health needs and other costs.
“This is our token to help you in your recovery’’, he stated.
Receiving the cash, the former Under 23 player expressed gratitude to the GFA and the GFA Foundation for the financial assistance and the care shown him.
Speaking on behalf of the family, his brother Alexander Essu expressed the family’s appreciation to the leadership of the Football Association, the Board of Trustees of the Foundation and wish them well in all their endeavours.
He observed that since his brother resumed treatment the last 2 days, there has been steady improvement in his condition.
The family indicated that the player is currently undergoing both herbal treatment and occasionally goes to the hospital to confirm improvement in his vitals and condition through laboratory tests.
The Director of the Foundation informed him that the GFA is in touch with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to ensure that the bonus due him and the last Under 23 qualifying team is paid.
William Essu was a member of the National Under 23, Black Meteors Team that qualified for CAF U23 AFCON.
The GFA Foundation is the social investment and sustainability management structure for the Football Association.
With the tagline ‘’GFA CARES’’ the Foundation has recently partnered with the Ghana Tourism Authority to organize a blood donation exercise.
It also teamed up with Soccer for Dreamers and Goals for Flow organizations to promote menstrual health and hygiene particularly among female footballers.