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Sports News of Thursday, 16 August 2018


GHALCA to dialogue with government over looming FIFA ban - Kudjoe Fianoo

Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALACA), Kudjoe Fianoo insists his outfit is calling for an audience with government to ensure the country avoids a looming FIFA ban on all football related activities.

The former Chief Executive Officer of Ashantigold stressed it will not be in the interest of stakeholders to see Ghana Football go down the drain.

"We are of the view that it will not be in our interest to face a FIFA ban or suspension so whatever we need to do now and the 27th of August, we will make sure we dialogue with government to make sure that we reach a decision that will be in the supreme interest of Ghana football," he said.

FIFA has issued an ultimatum to government of Ghana following it's steps to liquidate the Ghana Football Association due to the revelations of the Anas expose'.

The World Football governing body has given Ghana a deadline of August 27th to withdraw it's case against the Football Association from court or suffer the wrath of FIFA.

"Here we are faced with a potential FIFA ban on the 27th, it is not in the interest of Ghana Football to look on for football to face that fatal from FIFA. Yes, we've all dragged it. Government, the clubs, the football people, we have dragged it to the level that we all see disaster looming," he added.

"Some will say government has the right to have football stalled but encompassing all that, is that the best way to go?," he quizzed.

"So whatever, we will do to get government to dialogue with us, so that we all draw a middle line. This is not the time to apportion blame but to get our football back," he concluded.

Meanwhile, a delegation led by CAF/FIFA liaison team will be meeting FIFA today over the way forward for Ghana Football.