Sports News of Fri, 15 Jun 201826
GHALCA rejects government’s interim committee, asks Kudjoe Fianoo to turn down appointment
Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), has asked it’s Chairman Kudjoe Fianoo to turn down government’s appointment to be part of the 5-man Interim Management team instituted by the government of Ghana to manage football activities.
Government of the West African country secured an ex parte injunction on all football activities in the country following public furor over an investigative exposé by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Government’s hyped anger steers from officials accept bribe to influence national team selection and match officials agreeing to fix results of matches.
The Ghana FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has resigned from his position as FA President, CAF First Vice President and FIFA Executive Council member.
The world’s football governing body has banned Nyantakyi for 90 days pending investigations into charges levelled against him by the internationally acclaimed journalist.
The government has also directed Nyantakyi to be investigated for possible money laundering charges whilst all contracts of the GFA are being reviewed by investigators.
The Headquarters of the GFA has been barricaded and the Ghana Police have issued a warning to the general public, tagging the headquarters as a crime scene.
All football activities in the country is suspended but the government has set up a 5-member committee to manage activities of the national team matches and other activities on the football calender.
The membership includes African football legend Abedi Pele, ace administrator Dr. Kofi Amoah, former journalist and lawyer Eva Otchere, former AFCON winner Rev. Osei Kofi and GHALCA chairman Kudjoe Fianoo with seasoned media practitioner Dan Kwaku Yeboah named the spokesperson for the IMC.
GHALCA is set for a head on frontal collision with the government after it rejected it’s proposals to reform the association.
GHALCA spokesperson Otuo Acheampong told Kumasi-based Kessben FM that members of the association have asked Fianoo to reject the government appointment.
“Yes, it is true. We have impressed upon him to turn down the appointment because it won’t be in favour of the clubs,” he said.
GHALCA are set to meet it’s members today to deliberate on the way forward.