MultiChoice and PSL kick-off Player Transition Programme
MultiChoice and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) officially kicked off the PSL Player Transition Programme today at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) in Johannesburg.
Sixty-four current PSL players have been enrolled for the six-month course, specifically designed by GIBS to equip, and empower them with the necessary knowledge and skills to find careers off the field after they retire.
The launch was attended by PSL Chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza, players representing the 16 PSL clubs and MultiChoice South Africa executives. The players will be introduced to the programme over the next two days by GIBS faculty.
The course will run virtually for six months and will involve a learning environment that considers the demands of the training and competition schedule of the players. It will include four core modules and two electives.
“The field of play is the best place to start a career. It involves implementation of strategies in competitive and stressful circumstances. The visibility that the players receive whilst playing in the PSL gives them a head start”, said PSL Chairman, Dr Irvin Khoza
“GIBS brings about the formal part that reorientates the player and the public from viewing the player through the singular lens of football. The players will leave the course equipped and qualified to use their football experience in other fields of the market, economy and society”, Dr Khoza added.
Collen Dlamini, Corporate Affairs Group Executive at MultiChoice, said “We are excited about this programme. We believe these players will benefit immensely from the programme and the skills they learn will serve them well into the future after football.”
"GIBS is a globally renowned institution with extensive experience in Training and Development to provide world-class learning content for this programme" concluded Dlamini.