Super Falcons forward Rasheedat Ajibade has been appointed into FIFPRO’s Global Player Council.
FIFPRO announced Ajibade’s appointment alongside two other players – Enez Mango (Farul Constanta/Kenya) and Marshall Munetsi (Reims/Zimbabwe) – on its Twitter page on Wednesday.
The new appointments, bring 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. Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun is also a member of the council.
“It’s important that the voices of players are heard. I’m looking forward to using my platform to help players in Africa and beyond,” Atletico Madrid’s Ajibade said.
“Players should be consulted and have a say when it comes to decisions that affect our job. I’ve joined FIFPRO’s Global Player Council in order to make a difference,” Mango also added.
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.
Ajibade was in fine form at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco, emerging joint top scorer after finding the back of the net three times and providing three assists.