GHANAIAN GOVT SETS UP FIVE-MEMBER COMMITTEE TO MANAGE FOOTBALL

ACCRA — The government of Ghana has set up a five-member committee to manage football in the country in the wake of its decision to dissolve the Ghana Football Association (GFA),after the revelations pf bribery and corruption involving its former president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, and other sports officials.

According to a statement issued Wednesday by by Information Minister Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the committee would be chaired by Dr. Kofi Amoah, with Cudjoe Fianoo as the Secretary. Other members are Abedi Pele, Reverend Osei Kofi and Eva Okyere. Sorts journalist Mr. Dan Kwaku Yeboah will be the spokesperson for the committee.

The statement said in line with the government taking steps to dissolve the GFA and halting all football activities in the wake of the expose by of the bribery and corruption in the local football fraternity, it was prudent for the government to set up a team that would oversee affairs, as there is an ongoing dialogue between Ghana and football’s governing body, FIFA, and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to resolve the issue.

The statement noted that the government was engaging with FIFA and CAF as promised to discuss current developments in Ghana to chart the way forward.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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