President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts has revealed that the local governing body will be starting a benefit fund to help former Reggae Boyz who are currently facing financial struggles. Ricketts who broke the news on Hitz 92 FM's Sports Grill on Wednesday, gave details on the first event and where the proceeds will go.
“There are too many painful experiences with past national players and we have taken a decision that we must do something even incrementally to assist some of our past players who have become destitute for want of a better word,” said Ricketts.
Ricketts says the JFF is committed to the cause and intends to keep the event on a yearly basis. “Too many of our national players have entertained us and are now suffering so we want to reach out to some of these players so this is the route we want to take. We want to make the last Sunday in each year reserved for this exercise and of course afterwards we want to do something for our national players,” said the JFF boss.