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Sports News of Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Source: Graphic.com.gh

FIFA to name Normalisation Committee this week

A high-powered FIFA delegation is expected in the country this week to finalise the composition of a Normalisation Committee to steer the affairs of Ghana Football.

A highly-placed source has revealed this to Graphic Sports Online.

The source said the FIFA team are scheduled to do due diligence on all the nominees proposed by government to form the Normalisation Committee before arriving at a firm conclusion.

Though Graphic Sports Online investigations revealed that a list of names has already been forwarded to FIFA by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the persons involved can only be endorsed after they have been thoroughly screened.

The source said the FIFA team would therefore embark on a one-on-one encounter with each of the nominees and also do a background check on them before deciding on their fate.

However, the source assured that the selected personalities were men of integrity who have the interest of both Ghana Football and the nation at heart.



It said the government was determined not to let Ghanaians down after coming thus far in its bid to chart a new course for Ghana Football to the satisfaction of all.

All things being equal, the Normalisation Committee will officially be named by FIFA by the close of the week after the screening.
The source, however, declined to drop any name till the process is over.

Ghanaians have been anticipating the formation of the Normalisation Committee to take over the daily administration of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and also initiate reforms to clean the system of bribery and corruption.

The Committee has also been mandated by FIFA to supervise the process towards fresh elections by March 31 next year.

FIFA, however, stated categorically in its last press release that members of the Normalisation Committee will not be eligible to contest for positions in the upcoming elections.