Former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has said government’s decision to dissolve the GFA is too hasty a move at the moment.
According to him, government should have taken its time to see if the FA itself will be able to restructure the place since it has its own constitution.
“I will say that the decision has been too hasty. If I were close to government I would have advised them to take their time a bit and see how the FA itself will be able to restructure the place.”
The former diplomat stated that there are few ‘clean’ executives who were not implicated in Anas’ piece therefore democratically, the government should have given them time to use the association’s constitution to restructure the place.
Government of Ghana following Anas’ exposé into the GFA stated that it will take steps to dissolve the Football Association (FA) and will see to it that the necessary reforms are urgently undertaken to sanitise football administration in the country.
But Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe believes that government action into the football body is a form “coup d'état.”
“To come out with a fiat that you are dissolving them, No. I don’t believe that is the right thing to do” he told Ghanaweb’s Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng on '21 minutes with KKB’.
He advised that government allows the football body to use their own statutes to see whether they can come out of the mess created.
Meanwhile in a statement signed by the General Secretary of GFA, Isaac Addo states that all Officials of the GFA, shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct, in the Tiger Eye PI documentary titled Number 12 have been directed to step aside from their positions and steer away from all football-related activities with immediate effect.
The statement reads further that the conduct of the said Officials has been referred to the GFA Ethics Committee chaired by COP Kofi Boakye to go through the Judicial Process.
It, however, assured the general public that the GFA shall take all legitimate steps to restore confidence and trust in its activities, offering "its sincerest and unconditional apologies to the entire nation and all our stakeholders".