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FIFA’s threat to ban Ghana vindicates our stand – GFA lawyer

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Lawyer for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Amanda Akuoko-Clinton has stated that her client has been vindicated following FIFA’s ultimatum to government to withdraw its petition to have the nation’s football governing body dissolved.

The Ghana Football Association petitioned FIFA, contesting the government’s legal jurisdiction to wind down the association, weeks after the Attorney General presented a petition to dissolve the GFA over corruption allegations contained in an investigative video by journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

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However, the world governing football body on Monday issued a warning to the government to withdraw the court action by Monday, 27 August, 2018 or face its wrath.

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The court action is deemed to be government interference in the sport as the laws of FIFA prohibit governments from interfering in the activities of football federations.

FIFA says it will ban the country from all football activities. This would affect next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya if the Attorney General does not discontinue its action of seeking to dissolve the Ghana Football Association.

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“With the governing body in football making the extensive recommendation as to what they would like Ghana Football Association (GFA) to do, speaks volumes in terms of this potential ban. The best alternative will be for the government to come up with flexible terms and conditions instead,” she said.

Source: zionfelix.net


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