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Sports News of Wednesday, 27 February 2019


Normalisation Commitee doesn't regret cancelling Special Competition - Kofi Amoah

President of the GFA Normalisation Committee Dr. Kofi Amoah says the committee does not regret cancelling the special competition for Premier League and Division One League clubs.

Football-activities have been halted in the country following the airing of Anas expose leading to the dissolution of the Nyantakyi-led administration. As part of bringing football back to normalcy, the Normalisation Committee put in charge to steer the affairs of Ghana football decided to organize a special competition to keep the clubs active.

However, things didn't turn out as the committee expected with the start date for tournament postponed three times and eventually got canceled following resistance mainly from the Premier League clubs.

“I see that some of the reasons why Ghana football went into the gutter are the same reasons why the tournament never started,” Dr. Amoah told Joy FM in an exclusive interview.

"Therefore it has become clear to me that maybe the better wise way to go is to take your time to reform, make all the changes, bring the strength into it, get the approval and then you can play the football by the guidelines of the new statutes and then things will be better.”

He added, “I don't regret it because we were doing it with the purity of our hearts and desire to help our football community. But we all learn from happenstances and this happenstance has shown us that the better way to have gone was to finish the reform before playing football.”

The Normalisation Committee mandate is expected to end on 31 March 2019 where their work will be reviewed by FIFA.

Meanwhile, a committee has been set up to come up with a roadmap to enable that the special competition comes off.