Committee to reform Ghana Football Association to complete work in March 2019

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The FIFA-appointed Normalization Committee to reform the Ghana Football Association (GFA) will complete its work by the end of March 2019, Information minister-designate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said.

He is quoted by the local media on Thursday as saying the committee will work with the government, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA, world football governing body.

A statement from FIFA said the committee is being formed following the recent meeting between FIFA and Government of Ghana officials taking into consideration the withdrawal by the Ghanaian authorities of the petition in court to liquidate the GFA.

According to FIFA the committee’s task will be to run the GFA’s daily affairs and cooperate with the special task force once it has been set up by FIFA, CAF and the Government of Ghana; review the GFA statutes to ensure compliance with the requirements of FIFA and CAF, particularly art. 15 of the FIFA Statutes, and once the GFA statutes meet the requirements of FIFA and CAF, to organise and conduct elections of a GFA executive committee on the basis of the revised GFA statutes.

The normalization committee shall be composed of an adequate number of members to be identified by a joint FIFA/CAF mission to be deployed to Ghana as soon as possible, FIFA said.

"All members of the normalization committee must pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee. The normalization committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections," FIFA said.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah said that the government was expecting a delegation from FIFA and CAF to assess the suitability of the names proposed by government for the Normalization Committee.

The developments in Ghana football follow a documentary screened last June by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas that showed football administrators and match officials allegedly accepting cash gifts.

GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was named as allegedly receiving gifts, resigned from his posts as GFA president and from other positions he held with FIFA and CAF. He denies any wrongdoing.
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30 august 2018 09:52:11

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