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Government to halt GFA dissolution; agrees to compromise with FIFA

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The government is set to discontinue the legal process for dissolving the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

This is after the government, CAF and FIFA agreed to set up a normalization committee to run Ghana football. This committee will replace the current Executive Committee of the Ghana FA.

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The government initiated processes to dissolve the GFA in June after investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas uncovered widespread rot in all facets of Ghana football.

Read: FIFA-Ghana Gov’t Talks: Normalisation Committee to replace GFA EXCO

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The government and FIFA have also established a joint task force to oversee auditing mechanism and ensure persons found culpable in the corruption scandal are punished.

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“Satisfied with the above measures, the GoG shall take steps to discontinue the process for winding up of the Ghana Football Association,” a release from FIFA stated.

The meeting was called after FIFA threatened to ban Ghana over the lawsuit against the GFA.

FIFA held that the government was interfering with the GFA.

But the government argued that GFA was perpetrating illegalities.


On June 7, investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, aired a documentary “Number 12” on corruption in football in Ghana, and some leading figures including FA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, were seen allegedly taking part in some corrupt acts.

As a response, the Ghana government asked for the arrest of Kwesi Nyantakyi on the charge of defrauding by false pretense based on utterances he made on the tape.

Read: FIFA removes ‘corruption’ from code of ethics, adds defamation

Kwesi Nyantakyi then resigned from his position as Ghana FA boss and also from CAF.

FIFA also provisionally suspended Nyantakyi for 90 days as a result of the tape.

The Ghana government went ahead to secure a court injunction on the Ghana FA as the first step of a process that was to lead to the eventual liquidation of the Ghana FA under the Companies Act since the FA was registered as such.

As all of that happened, a freeze was put on Ghana football and that has not changed until present.

Source: citinewsroom.com


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