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Sports News of Saturday, 5 July 2014

Source: ghanasoccernet

Ghana FA will cooperate with World Cup probe committee

The Ghana Football Association says it will cooperate fully with the three-man committee constituted by the Ministry of Sports to look into the country’s World Cup fiasco.

Indiscipline headlined Ghana’s campaign as the Black Stars exited the tournament in Brazil at the Group stage.

Duo Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari had to be thrown out of camp and Michael Essien also refused to warm-up for the last game.

The root cause has been identified as the delay in the payment of the appearance fees for players which led to disquiet in camp.

President John Mahama had to intervene; and airlifted US$3 million to the team in Brasilia, a day before their final Group G match against Portugal.

“We are very open, we have nothing to hide,” Ghana FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi said on Wednesday at a press conference in Accra.

“Any form of inquiry that will assist to unravel the mystery or the farce surrounding our poor performance with the view to putting measures in place that will lead to a good performance from the Black Stars is very much welcome.”

“Very wise, provided it is done according to the prevailing laws of the country and FIFA.”

Ghana suffered two defeats and a draw to finish at the foot of the table.