FIFA’s decision to form Normalization Committee is flawed – Wilfred Osei

Ghana FA Executive Committee member Wilfred Osei says FIFA’s decision to put in place a Normalization Committee is in error. The world football governing body following a meeting with a delegation from the Ghana government on Thursday in Zurich has resolved to establish the Normalization Committee to replace the Executive Committee. Ghana football has been in crisis for the past two months following the publication of an undercover documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas that exposed widespread corruption in the administration of football in the country. In the documentary titled Number…

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FIFA resolve to form Normalization Committee for Ghana, Gov’t to withdraw court case

FIFA has resolved to form a Normalization Committee in consultation the Government of Ghana (GoG) and the Confederations of African Football (CAF) to steer the affairs of the Ghana FA. This resolution was arrived at following a meeting between FIFA and officials of the Ghana government on Thursday in Zurich. FIFA had issued an ultimatum to the Ghana government to withdraw its lawsuit seeking to liquidate the Ghana FA over alleged corrupt practice. The ultimatum has a deadline of August 27, leading to the prompt meeting at the request of…

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FIFA confirms meeting with government officials on Thursday

FIFA has confirmed its meeting with officials of the Ghana government on Thursday in relation to its threat of a ban The world football governing body has issued an ultimatum to the government to withdraw its lawsuit seeking to liquidate the Ghana FA or face a ban. While government has not given any indication of their willingness to comply with FIFA’s directive, Ghana President Nana Akufo Addo in a telephone conversation with FIFA boss Gianni Infantino convinced FIFA into meeting a government delegation in Zurich on Thursday. The delegation includes…

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Osafo Marfo leads government’s delegation to FIFA

Government has empowered Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Marfo to lead a delegation to Zurich to meet with FIFA over its threat of banning Ghana. The delegation which also includes Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, Deputy Attorney General Godfred Dame and Deputy Chief of Staff Samuel Abu Jinapor will be flying out to Zurich on Wednesday night. A meeting with high ranking officials of FIFA is expected to take place on Thursday. The government delegation aims at getting FIFA to rescind their ultimatum of having Ghana banned by August 27. FIFA wrote…

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GHALCA sets up reform committee for Ghana football

The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) has constituted a committee to propose reforms for the Ghana FA in anticipation of the return to normalcy. Ghana is facing a FIFA ban by August 27 if the state refuses to withdraw its court suit seeking to liquidate the GFA. But GHALCA, the welfare body of Ghanaian clubs is confident the ban will be avoided and has gone ahead to set up a committee to collate proposal for reforms from its members. The composition of the committee is yet to be concluded but…

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Government caught in a lie with response to FIFA

The Government of Ghana (GoG) has been caught in a massive lie in their response to FIFA over the threat to ban Ghana from all football activities. The world football governing body has issued an ultimatum to the state to withdraw its court case seeking to liquidate the GFA by August 27. FIFA in its letter to the state says it will ‘immediately’ place a suspension on Ghana if their ultimatum is not heeded to at 10am (local time) on the deadline day. But GoG in its official response to…

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Government wants to meet FIFA over threat of ban

The Government of Ghana says it wants to ‘engage’ FIFA over a threat to ban Ghana football. The world football governing body has issued an ultimatum to the state to withdraw its court case seeking to liquidate the GFA by August 27. FIFA in its letter to the state says it will ‘immediately’ place a suspension on Ghana if their ultimatum is not heeded to at 10am (local time) on the deadline day. But Government in its response to FIFA did not state clearly their intention of heeding to the condition…

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Sports Minister set to travel to Zurich to meet FIFA over ban threats

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah will be traveling to Switzerland later this week to meet FIFA officials over the threat of a ban on Ghana football. The world football governing body has issued an August 27 ultimatum to the state to withdraw its case in court seeking to liquidate the Ghana FA. FIFA in a letter stated clearly it’ll ban Ghana from all football activities unless the Ghana government reneges on its court proceedings looking to dissolve the GFA. The government proceeded to an Accra High court with the aim of…

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GHALCA wants to meet President Akufo Addo over looming FIFA ban

The Ghana League Clubs Association have initiated moves to hold a meeting with President Akufo Addo over the threat of a FIFA ban on Ghana football. The world football governing body has issued an ultimatum for the government to withdraw its court case seeking to liquidate the Ghana FA or else face a ban from all football activities. Government has been resolute in its stand to dissolve the GFA in the aftermath of the release of an undercover documentary which sought to expose corruption in Ghana football. In the said…

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Feature: Sports Journalism; Why Sports in Ghana Is In the Mud

Sports journalists write and report on amateur and professional sports. As a sports journalist myself, I know you can presume variety of job duties such as reporting game statistics, interviewing coaches, players and running commentaries  on games as well. You can equally work in a variety of media outlets including Radio, Television, Print and the new media [Social Media]. Such a noble profession which most of us craved in our youthful days has now become a subject of radical because some Sports journalists in Ghana Today have become political stewards…

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