Sports News of Tue, 12 Jun 20185
Replace GFA with new entity – Foh Amoaning
Lawyer and Sports journalist Moses Foh Amoaning has called on government to replace the corruption-laden Ghana Football Association with a new entity which will govern football in the country.
The call comes on the back of moves by government to dissolve the FA after the expose’ by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The president of the FA is currently on a police enquiry bail after being captured on tape receiving $65,000 gift to agree a sponsorship deal with supposed investors in an undercover investigation by celebrated journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Over 80 referees and football officials were involved in the bribery scandal which has rocked the GFA leading to the resignation and banning of Mr. Nyantakyi.
The Attorney General has triggered the processes to officially liquidate the Ghana FA at the Registrar General’s Department and to place an injunction on the executives to stop functioning as officials of the Association, the Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid confirmed to the media.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Tuesday, Mr. Foh Amoaning said claims that FA is immune from government intervention is a mirage and must be disregarded.
“There must be a new body to run football in Ghana if the GFA is dissolved. If the GFA has involved in activities that has brought shame to the country, it is important we liquidate it. Another legal entity must be raised to front Football in the country. The legal entity that will be brought in to front Ghana football must have principles that govern it. Principles that must be adhered to”.