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IMPASSE OF GHANA FOOTBALL SEES LIGHT AS FIFA AND GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE LIAISON TEAM

The Government of Ghana and the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) have reached a consensus that a two man committee be set up to forsee the reorganization of football in Ghana. Therefore Dr Kofi Amoah and Coach Francis Oti Akenteng have been named to constitute an interim Liaison Team in collaboration with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to manage football in the country.

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Dr Amoah, is an astute Businessman and served as the head of the Local Organising Committee who organised the 2008 African Cup of Nation in Ghana. Coach Oti Akenteng was the the Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) until Government’s take over happened.

The Committee would be headed by Dr. Kofi Amoah with Mr. Oti Akenteng serving as a member.

The directive was contained in two separate documents; first one is letters addressed to Dr. Amoah and Coach Oti Akenteng from FIFA and signed by the General Secretary, Fatima Samoura.

The second one is a press statement issued today after a government delegation met with FIFA officials last week in Zurich, Switzerland.

The statement signed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah said, following those deliberations both parties agreed to collaborate closely to restore normalcy and integrity to the administration of football in Ghana.

“2. Pending the institution of definite interim measures for the administration of football in Ghana, the following persons are mandated to constitute a Liason Team with FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for football affairs in Ghana:

a. Dr Kofi Amoah (Head of Liason Team) b. Coach Oti Akenteng (Member)

3. The Government entreats Ghanaians, and the football community in particular, to remain calm while firm measures are adopted to sanitise the administration of the game of football in the country”.

The government delegation that met with the FIFA officials included the Sports Minister, Mr Asiamah, Deputy Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Samuel Abu Jinapor and the Member of Parliament for Agona West Constituency Cynthia Mamle Morrison.

 

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