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FIFA, Ghanaian Government Resolve To Form Normalisation Committee

 

Ghanaian football has in recent times gone through a wave of instability that has almost left the local football governing body(Ghana Football Association) in tatters.

Following the match fixing and corruption scandal that involved Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi and other officials in July this year, the government of Ghana had decided to liquidate the football authorities in the country.

However, FIFA vehemently disagreed with the decision and threatened to slap a ban on Ghana should the government go ahead with its decision, giving an ultimatum of up to 27th August.

This prompted the government to engage the world football governing body and on Thursday, resolutions were made and key among them was to form a normalisation Committee that will take over before fresh elections are held.

A delegation from the Government of Ghana led by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel A Jinapor, the Minister for Information designate, Koko Oppong Nkrumah, the Deputy Attorney General, Godfrey Yeboah Dame and the head of the FIFA/CAF Liason team, Dr. Koffi Amoah met with a delegation of FIFA officials led by its President Gianni Infantino, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura and other representatives of the FIFA administration.

The following resolutions were made;

1- The Presidents of Ghana and FIFA have committed to work together to offer leadership in reforming football administration in Ghana and in Africa.

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2- That the Government of Ghana shall work closely to eradicate corruption and malfeasance and other associated criminal conduct from the administration of football in Ghana.

3- The Government of Ghana and FIFA shall establish a joint task force to create proper disciplinary, governance and auditing mechanisms as well as ensure that persons who are found culpable are punished in accordance with Ghanaian domestic laws and FIFA statutes.

4- FIFA upon consultations with the government and CAF shall establish a normalisation committee to replace the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association.

5- FIFA in consultation with the Government of Ghana and CAF shall appoint persons with integrity and competence to constitute the membership of the normalisation committee.

6- Satisfied with the above measures, the Government of Ghana shall take steps to discontinue the process of winding up of the Ghana Football Association.

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