Soccer News of Thursday, 7 August 2014


Black Stars Presidential Commission wants more time

Justice Senyo Dzamefe, chairman of the Presidential Commission mandated to inquire into the Black Stars participation at the 2014 World Cup, has hinted that the commission might need more than 14 days to submit its findings and recommendations.

Justice Dzamefe said this after the inauguration of the three-member Commission of Inquiry last Monday in Accra.

He said: “The period of 14 days that we have to submit our report might not be enough, so we will have to discuss with the Presidency and Minister of Youth and Sports to see whether we can get an extension.

“This will enable us to carry out a thorough investigation and come out with worthy recommendations”, he stated.

A member of the Commission, Moses Foh Amoaning, warned that, negative media reportage during the Commission’s seatings could destabilise the Black Stars qualifiers for AFCON 2015 which start on September 6.

“Mind you, the Black Stars will start their Afcon 2015 qualifiers soon and as Ghanaians we need not create a scenario which could affect them psychologically.

“As a friend of the media, I’ll urge you all not to incite the public against the team”, he stressed.

Ghana have been drawn in Group E for the AFCON 2015 qualifiers alongside Togo, Guinea and Uganda. The tournament will be staged in Morocco.