ACCRA– The government has ordered the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to be dissolved with immediate effect, after the airing of a video, which captures officials of the sport’s governing body in Ghana, including its president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, being involved in acts of fraud, corruption and bribery.
A statement signed by Information Minister Dr. Hamid Mustapha said: “Having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving top officials of the GFA, the National Sports Authority (NSA), match commissioners, football administrators and referees, the government has decided to take immediate steps to dissolve the GFA.
“The Government will communicate these actions to the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to engage them on the developments to chart the way forward for Ghana Football. The Government would ensure that the necessary reforms are urgently undertaken to sanitise football in the country.”
According to the statement, the government was shocked and outraged at the contents of the video documentary aired by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas on Wednesday.
The statement said the conduct of the officials of the GFA and the suspended Acting Director of the NSA, Robert Sarfo Mensah, who were shown to be involved in questionable, potentially criminal acts has been referred to the police for further investigations and appropriate actions.
Aremeyaw Anas on Wednesday premiered the much anticipated documentary which captured officials of the GFA, NSA, referees and match commissioners engaged in acts of bribery and corruption.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK