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Sports News of Thursday, 18 July 2019


Fred Pappoe questions legality of NC’s decision to change GFA name

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) Vice President Fred Pappoe has questioned the reasoning behind the Normalization Committee’s decision to change the logo and name of the Ghana FA.

The interim body suggested a change of name from the current Ghana football Association (GFA) to Association of Ghana Football (AGF) as part of their recommendations for the reformation of football in the West African country.

Speaking to in an interview on Happy FM, Mr. Pappoe said “I am not a lawyer but common sense tells me that only directors or owners of an entity can change its name or logo and governance structure. I think from these recommendations one can see an intention to do away with the GFA as exists now. Whoever made these recommendations must explain things to Congress before members can decide on whether to vote for or against.”

“As it stands now, I don’t see the relevance of changing name and structure unless the proponents convince us as to why we need these changes. In any case, Congress must ratify these recommendations before they can come to life,” he added.

“The recommendations put forward will make the structure of the Ghana FA different from other Federations and the justification for that should be made clear to you”