Parliament has summoned officials of the FIFA Normalisation Committee over the recent impasse at the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
This comes on the back of a lifetime ban handed to former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwasi Nyantakyi, by the world football governing body.
The officials of the committee who are expected to appear before the House on Tuesday, 6 November 2018, are expected to brief the House on the way forward for football in the country.
Dr Kofi Amoah is the chairperson of the four-person normalisation committee. The committee replaced the GFA’s Executive Committee.
Former Airtel CEO Lucy Quist, ex-Kotoko Board Member Kofi Dua-Adonteng, and Naa Odofoley Nortey, a board member of the Attorney General’s department complete the list of members of the committee.
The Committee’s duties are:
1. To run the GFA’s daily affairs and co-operate with the task force once it has been set up by Fifa, Caf and the Government of Ghana;
2. To review the GFA Statuses to ensure compliance with the requirements of Fifa and Caf particularly article 15 of the Fifa Statutes;
3. Once the GFA Statutes meets the requirements of Fifa and Caf, this Normalisation Committee will organise and conduct the elections of the GFA Executive Committee on the basis of the revised GFA Statutes.
Football in the country came to a halt in June this year after government applied to an Accra High Court to dissolve the local football governing body claiming the entire football structure was engaged in corruption following an investigative documentary by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which uncovered massive rot in Ghana football.
The exposé led to the resignation of Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was captured on tape receiving an alleged $65,000 ‘gift’ to agree a sponsorship deal with supposed investors – something he is contesting in court – claiming it was a refund of his expenses.
He resigned on Friday, 8 June 2018, after FIFA handed him a 90-day provisional ban from all footballing activities.
Over 80 referees and football officials were involved in the bribery scandal.
Source: Ghana Dinpafm.com/ 91.3Normalization Committee