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Global Player Council strengthened with new arrivals


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  • Rasheedat Ajibade, Enez Mango and Marshall Munetsi join FIFPRO’s Global Player Council

  • Council puts men’s and women’s players at the heart of decision-making in international football

  • Latest additions see GPC bolstered to 34 players; linking up with the likes of Lucy Bronze, Giorgio Chiellini, Saki Kumagai and Nicolas Tagliafico

FIFPRO’s Global Player Council (GPC) has been strengthened with three new names.

The arrival of Rasheedat Ajibade (Atletico Madrid/Nigeria), Enez Mango (Farul Constanta/Kenya) and Marshall Munetsi (Reims/Zimbabwe) brings the total number of players on the council to 34.

The Global Player Council is a platform for active players with international experience, ensuring viewpoints from men's and women's football and different leagues from around the world are heard.

Lucy Bronze, Giorgio Chiellini, Saki Kumagai and Nicolas Tagliafico are among players who sit on the council.

Global Player Council: The voice of the players

“It’s important that the voices of players are heard,” said Nigeria forward Ajibade. “I’m looking forward to using my platform to help players in Africa and beyond.”

“Players should be consulted and have a say when it comes to decisions that affect our job,” said Kenya international Mango. “I’ve joined FIFPRO’s Global Player Council in order to make a difference.”

The council assists FIFPRO and its 66 affiliated national player associations to represent footballers in negotiations about global issues that directly affect them including the international match calendar, employment standards, the use of personal data, social media abuse, and more.

"Being a part of the Global Player Council means we can help footballers worldwide – such as protecting players against fake agents, or against government interference. I'm eager to get started," said Reims’ Zimbabwean midfielder Munetsi.