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Jeremie Frimpong launches groundbreaking Pathways Initiative

Dutch-Ghanaian footballer, Jeremie Frimpong has announced the launch of the Pathways Initiative, a revolutionary program empowering young footballers to carve successful careers beyond the pitch.

Ghana takes centre stage as the program’s debut location, before its planned expansion to the UK, Netherlands, Germany, and eventually, the globe.

The initiative tackles the challenge faced by aspiring footballers who may not reach professional leagues. By providing essential training, work experience, and networking opportunities, Pathways equips these individuals with the tools to transition seamlessly into other industries.

Remoteli, a tech-led staffing organization, and Prolific Sports Group (PSG), a sports agency, serve as launch partners. Remoteli will offer crucial training and industry exposure, while PSG will manage player operations.

Ghana marks just the first step. Frimpong’s vision extends to his native Netherlands, his former professional homes in the UK and Germany, and ultimately, the world.

“My vision is to create a global impact,” Frimpong declared. “This isn’t just about giving hope, it’s about equipping tomorrow’s generation of talent with the tools to rewrite their own narratives.”

Pathways, he emphasizes, is about more than just destinations; it’s a journey of building a global support network, one footballer at a time. “I spoke to loads of players,” he shared, “and they all want to find their own way to give back. I think it’s good for them to do whatever feels true to them. This is what felt true to me.”

Aspiring footballers between 15 and 22, especially those in professional academies, can apply through the website Here, they’ll share their interests and connect with industry experts who can guide them through career exploration, upskilling, and interview preparation.

The Pathways Initiative is driven by a multifaceted mission:

– Empowering individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds

– Fostering essential life skills and mentorship

– Bridging the gap between academic training and practical professional skills

– Creating a distinct path for success outside of football

– Offering a comprehensive support system beyond the football pitch

This innovative program marks a significant step forward for young footballers seeking diverse career opportunities. With Ghana leading the charge, Pathways promises to empower talent across the globe, proving that success takes many forms, both on and off the pitch.

Credit: Pathways Initiative

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