Government rejects GHALCA’s request to go for Extraordinary Congress
The government of Ghana has rejected a request by the Ghana League Clubs Association’s request to convene an extraordinary congress to address the fall outs of the Anas exposé and matters arising.
GHALCA, after an emergency meeting yesterday, resolved to call an extraordinary congress and put together a high-powered 7-member delegation to meet with government through the Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, to present a road map to resolving the crisis that has engulfed Ghana football.
The government initiated moves to dissolve the country’s football governing body after its president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, and several other members of the Executive Committee were caught on tape accepting bribes, in clear violation of the FA’s code of ethics.
All football competitions in the country have ground to a halt as a consequence of the dissolution process.
GHALCA had hoped an audience with the minister would soften government’s stand on the matter which would pave way for the congress to elect leaders to take charge of the football on the interim while reforms are worked on.
But Asiamah told the delegation to hold on with any plans they have until government’s efforts are completed.
“The minister told them to hold on with the congress because government has already started the process of dissolution and wants to follow through with those plans,” Public Relations Officer of the MOYS Elvis Adjei Baah told Citi Sports.
Meanwhile, the Government has filed a petition at the High Court for the dissolution of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), according to a Citi News report.
If granted, will give the government the mandate to dissolve the disgraced football association.