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Sports News of Wednesday, 21 August 2019


Normalization Committee almost done with its work - Kofi Amoah

President of Normalization Committee, Dr Kofi Amoah play videoPresident of Normalization Committee, Dr Kofi Amoah

Contrary to suggestions that Ghana football has witnessed no progress in the last twelve months, Dr Kofi Amoah who is the president of the Normalization Committee has taken notice of achievements chalked by the sport under his reign.

In the aftermath of the Anas Number documentary, Kofi Amoah and some other personalities were handpicked by FIFA and the government to steer the affairs of Ghana football and also right the wrongs of the former administration.

However, the fortunes of the country’s favourite sport has dwindled so much so that people have not only questioned the competence of Kofi Amoah and his committee members but also wished for a return of Kwesi Nyantakyi.

Ghana’s round of 16 exit from the 2019 AFCON which according to the Sports Minister cost the Ghanaian taxpayer $4.5 million is regarded by many as the highlight of a disappointing year that saw Ghana kicked out of the AWCON at the preliminary round and also failed to qualify for the 2019 under-20 World Cup.

In a move that could be described by critics as a celebration of mediocrity, Kofi Amoah has in an interview with Metro TV outlined some successes witnessed under his reign. He confirmed that the committee is in the process concluding its work for the GFA.

“Normalization Committee has pretty much finish its major mandate. We had three core mandates, oversee the day-to-day running of GFA which we have done. International assignments which we did not win, Women’s AFCON, we went to Columbia. We were able to produce two Ghanaian clubs for Africa. Now we have finished with the major work which is the statuses of the GFA. We sent it to FIFA and it has been approved it. It’s now left with the GFA congress to review it”, he said.

Kofi Amoah also said that prospective candidates for the GFA elections will undergo a mandatory integrity test.

“People who are interested will have to pick up a form at the Ghanaian Football Association premises or pick a form at our regional headquarters and you fill the forms and send it to us but before that, every one person will go through integrity test. You will be vetted to before you can hold any office,” he told Paul Adom Otchere on Good Evening Ghana on Tuesday.