The Government of Ghana has put together a 5-member committee to manage the nation’s football after the High Court granted a 10-day injunction on the activities of the Ghana Football Association.
According to a statement signed by Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid (PhD), the committee will oversee the “administration of football and other related matters” in the country while more permanent measures are worked out to sanitise the local game.
The formation of the committee is the latest of government’s reactions to the expose done on corruption in football in Ghana by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The members of the committee are Dr. Kofi Amoah, who is the chairperson, Cudjoe Fianoo, Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Abedi Pele, former Black Stars skipper, Rev Osei Kofi, former Black Stars and Asante Kotoko player, and Eva Okyere, former sports journalist.
The committee’s spokesperson will be Peace FM sports reporter, Dan Kweku Yeboah.
The statement added that the government would keep engaging to FIFA and CAF on the way forward for Ghana football after the revelations in the Anas tape.
How long is the committee working for?
Although the statement did not reveal the working period for the committee, it did say that the government would look for a more permanent injunction on the Ghana FA.
This means that the committee could remain in charge of the local game until a road map is put together in terms of the creation of a new football association and the election of its members.
By: Citi Sports