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STATE APPOINTS FIVE-MEMBER SOCCER COMMITTEE

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The government has set up a five-member interim management committee (IMC) to manage the sport’s affairs and help revive Ghana’s wounded football administration.

The government has set up a five-member interim management committee (IMC) to manage the sport’s affairs and help revive Ghana’s wounded football administration.

 

The appointments are in line with the government’s decision to launch root-and-branch reform at the Ghana Football Association following the high-profile exposure of rot in the FA.

A statement issued and signed by the Minister of Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, said that the state having been granted an application by an Accra High Court restraining the members, directors and officials of the GFA from exercising powers ordinarily conferred on them by the Companies Act (Act 179), the new move is appropriate. The committee will oversee administration of the game and other related matters.

The Information Minister announced that the businessman Kofi Amoah will chair the committee, while Kudjoe Fianoo of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) will serve as both a member and secretary of the IMC. Abedi Pele, Rev Osei Kofi and Eva Okyere are executive members, while Dan Kweku Yeboah is the committee’s spokesman, the minister further said.

He reiterated the government’s commitment to discuss GFA reforms with the world football body Fifa and the Confederation of African Football “to chart the way forward”.

The minister therefore encouraged Ghanaians to “exercise restraint as it takes steps to sanitise the situation and restore normalcy to football in Ghana”.