The government of Ghana has released a committee to manage Ghana football in view of the allegations of corruption and mismanagement that has rocked the Ghana Football Association in recent weeks following the investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
In a press release on Wednesday signed by Information Minister Mustapha Hamid, the committee members are Dr. Kofi Amoah as chairman, Mr. Kudjoe Fianoo as a member cum secretary, Mr. Abedi Pele, member. The rest are Rev. Osei Kofi, member and Ms. Eva Okyere, a member.
The release added that Mr. Dan Kweku Yeboah will serve as the spokesperson for the committee who have a mandate of putting Ghana football back on its feet again.
The release referred to the interim injunction that had been placed on “members, directors and officials of the Ghana Football Association from exercising any powers ordinarily conferred on them…for a period of 10 days starting from 12th June, 2018” as the reason to take this step in putting up a committee to do so.
“In the meantime, the government of Ghana has decided to set up an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee the administration of football and other related matters in Ghana”, the release added.
“The ultimate aim is to engage FIFA and CAF to discuss current developments in Ghanaian football administration and to chart the way forward.” The statement said.
The statement concluded by calling on all to ‘exercise restraint’ as steps are being taken to ‘sanitise’ the current happenings and ‘restore normalcy’ to Ghana football.
Ghanaian football has been in a topsy-turvy situation ever since ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas released his #Number12 expose on corruption in Ghana football which showed former president of the GFA Kwesi Nyantakyi engaging supposed ‘investors’ in questionable discussions about a sponsorship package for the league.
Kwesi Nyantakyi has since been banned 90 days by FIFA pending an investigation. He subsequently resigned alongside our own Northern Regional Football Association chairman Alhassan Abdulai.
The video also included about 70 Ghanaian match officials who were engaged in match manipulation. The video is being shown in Tamale on Wednesday 13th June, 2018.