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Sports News of Saturday, 16 June 2018

Source: footballghana.com

Tony Yeboah discloses the reason he lost interest in Ghana football

Former Ghana International Tony Yeboah has revealed that poor officiating is the reason why he lost interest in the country's football.

Yeboah, 52, was the owner of Yegoala FC, however, he dissolved it due to unfair refereeing during league matches.

The ex-Leeds United striker stated that he was informed by some referees to pay a bribe before his club can win matches.

He stressed that he could have fallen victim to bribery allegations if he didn't quit.

"I once told a referee in an away game to officiate fairly but to my surprise, he asked if I was a novice in Ghana league," Yeboah told Kumasi-based Agyenkwa FM.

"Some of my players used to come to inform me about referees complaint about bribes so that we will continue to be in the league."

"But I told the players to play with their strength."

"If I didn't quit, I would have fallen victim of bribery allegations," he added.

The High Court has placed an interim injunction on the activities of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the next 10 days. The former Okwahu United player believes the decision taken by the government is important to help football in the country function again.

"It is a very good decision for the government to come out with the idea of dissolving the FA," he said

"We are looking forward for the injunction to be released for football to proceed."

"Everything about our football now has decayed."

"For our football to start functioning again, we need restructure our colts football," he added.

Meanwhile, the Government of Ghana has set up a five-member committee, to steer the affairs of Ghana Football. The committee is led by CAN 2008 Local Organising Committee chairman Dr Kofi Amoah, three-time African Player of the Year Abedi Pele, Rev Osei Kofi, GHALCA boss Kudjoe Fianoo and Eva Okyere.

Sports journalist Dan Kweku Yeboah has also been chosen to serve as the committee's spokesperson.