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Soccer News of Wednesday, 3 August 2016


GFA, Sports Minister rift deepens

GFA spokesperson, Saani Daara GFA spokesperson, Saani Daara

Communication Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Saani Darra, has said the association will push Ghana’s Youth and Sports Minister to name the official who requested him (Minister) to bend the rules for the Black Satellites.

Youth and Sports Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, in a radio interview, made a claim that, “an official of the football association made approaches for certain things to be done but I declined”.

And this submission has got Saani worried, consequently requesting the minister to name and shame that individual as his allegation is highly damaging.

Speaking on a Joy FM sports show, Saani said; “the last thing we heard, he [Sports Minister] said someone [from the GFA] demanded some special favours from him before the Black Satellites game against Senegal.

“We are not taking this lightly, as such allegations are damaging and as such, will request the minister to name the official.

“We will, during the next executive meeting, raise the issue after gathering all the points he has raised,” he added.

This is no news, as lately, the relationship between the GFA and the Sports Ministry has turned sour.

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