The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has entered into a partnership which will see players getting life and medical cover in a deal valued at close to $1 million.

Farai Jere

The welfare of football players has often come under the spotlight with the likes of Desmond Maringwa and Francis Madziva having their careers cut short owing to injury.

Sensing the need to provide medical cover for players in the topflight, the PSL today entered into an agreement which will see Fidelity Life Assurance becoming the official life and health partner to all teams in the PSL.

PSL chairman Farai Jere was pleased with the development which is expected to calm the nerves of premiership players.

The sponsors were equally delighted to be partnering with the PSL outlining the commercial value of entering into such a deal.

ZIFA president Felton Kamambo hailed the initiative as important in the path of developing the game.

The sponsorship package will include medical and funeral cover for players, with footballers that get permanently disabled and become unable to pursue the game receiving $15 000 which will be paid off once. The deal which was signed today is valued at close to $1 million.