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Sports News of Monday, 25 June 2018

Source: ghanacrusader.com

GFA bribery scandal: Government dissolves five-member committee

Government of Ghana has dissolved the five-member committee formed to reform football in the country after government decided to dissolve the FA following Anas’ video titled “Number 12”.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports met FIFA on Friday and, following discussion with the World governing body, government decided to dissolve the interim committee due to the informal process it was named.

The committee formed by government was made up of, Dr. Kofi Amoah (Chairman), ex-footballers Abedi Pele and Rev. Osei Kofi, Lawyer and former Sports Journalist Eva Okyere and GHALCA Boss Kudjoe Fianoo.

According to deputy Attorney General, Godfred Odame, the current IMC was not formally inaugurated and outdoored to the public hence the reason to dissolve it.

“We had a fruitful discussion with FIFA and as things stands now there is no IMT,” he said on Joy FM’s Newsfile. “The IMT was not properly inaugurated and so as we speak it can’t work.”

“A proper one will be formed and inaugurated with their clear mandate made known. FIFA does not recognize the GFA as we speak”.

Ghana Football was hit with bribery scandals a fortnight ago, when investigative journalist Anas Armeyaw Anas premiered his new work dubbed number 12. Several Official and referees were caught on camera receiving cash gifts which led to government taking steps to dissolve the FA.