The Government of Ghana has constituted a 5-member committee to oversee the running of football in the country after the High Court granted a 10-day injunction on the activities of the Ghana Football Association.
According to a statement signed by Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid (PhD), the committee will oversee the “administration of football and other related matters” in the country, while more permanent procedure are worked out to bring sanity into the local game.
This is the latest from the seat of Government following the revelation on corruption in football in Ghana by Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his number 12 video.
The committee comprises of the following; Dr. Kofi Amoah, Chairman, Mr. Cudjoe Fianoo, Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) as Secretary, Abedi Pele, former Black Stars Captain, Rev Osei Kofi, former Black Stars and Asante Kotoko player, and Eva Okyere, a lawyer and former sports journalist.
Dan Kweku Yeboah of Peace FM will be the committee’s spokesperson. Dr. Kofi Amoah who is an old boy of Opoku Ware School, chaired the Local Organizing Committee for the Nation’s hosting of African Cup of Nations in 2008. He is an astute businessman.
Abedi Pele has also had a stint with the Ghana Football Association Executive Committee after he step down for the late Ben Coffie to become the Charman of the GFA in the early 2000s.
The statement added that the government would keep engaging with FIFA and CAF on the way forward for Ghana football after the revelations in the Anas tape.
Although the statement did not reveal the working period for the committee, it did say that the government would look for a more permanent injunction on the Ghana FA.
This means that the committee could remain in charge of the local game until a roadmap is put together in terms of the creation of a new football association and the election of its members.
Meanwhile, The Nana Addo led Government has filed a petition to have the GFA dissolved as well as a ten-day interim injunction to enable the State to prepare adequately to deal with the rot at the GFA following revelations from the documentary.