FIFA names Amoah as head of Normalisation Committee for Ghana FA

After days of constant speculations on the probable names of the members of the FIFA normalization committee (NC) for the Ghana Football Association everything is now officially known. In the end Dr. Kofi Amoah is appointed President of the NC and Lucy Quist will be his deputy. Lawyer Duah-Adonteng and Naa Odofoley Nortey have been appointed as members but former GFA chairman Alhaji M.N.D Jawula widely tipped to be part of the team was not mentioned. The list was announced by the FIFA and CAF representatives during a press conference…

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REPORTS: Amoah, Quist to be part of FIFA Normalization Committee

Dr. Kofi Amoah and Lucy Quist are reported to be part of the Normalization Committee to be announced by FIFA according to widespread local reports. The two are expected to pass the FIFA integrity test as interviews of penciled personalities begins on Wednesday. Dr. Amoah is already in the good books of both FIFA and the Ghana government having been appointed as the head of the two-member Liaison Team. He has had close association with football in Ghana having been chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the 2008 Africa…

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FIFA confirms formation of Normalization Committee for GFA

Fifa has confirmed the formation of a Normalization Committee for the Ghana FA as it gets set to name its composition. The General Secretary of the world football governing body Fatma Samoura is set to arrive in Accra on Wednesday to announce the composition of the committee that will take charge of the running of the Ghana FA until March 31, 2019. Amongst the mandate given the Normalization Committee includes the running of the daily affairs of the GFA and cooperate with the special task force once it has been…

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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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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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RAG suspends 74 referees over Anas investigative video

The Referees Association of Ghana has suspended, indefinitely, referees implicated in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas football corruption video. The list, as press released, includes controversial men in black like Reginald Lathbridge, Samuel Sukah, Nathan Anafo, Sarfo Adade and also four women referees. A total of seventy- four referees,assistant referees and former officiating officials have finally been temporally suspended by the referees body following the showing of the Ana’s exposé on June 6 this year. Our Ref No. RAG/11/18 Your Ref No. Date: 4th AUGUST,2018 PRESS RELEASE The Referees Association of…

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We can’t force Government to pay players – Kwaku Yeboah

Spokesperson for the Liaison  team, Dan Kwaku Yeboah has insisted that Government can’t be forced to pay players over the indefinite suspension of local football. According to reports in the media, various captains of the 16 Ghana Premier League had written to the Government to pay them but Dan Kwaku Yeboah believes Government can’t be forced to pay them but rather can be pleaded to compensate them. “I think we can speak with Government to compensate the players but we can’t force him to pay the players, because Government is…

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FEATURE: How the Number 12 exposé turned from a blessing to a curse

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 I joined thousands of citizens at the Accra International Conference Center to watch the much talked about exposé (Number 12). Hours to the premiere, except of the entire expose came out (including that of Eddie Doku and couple of others) the talks and expectation was huge. Ghanaians were dying to watch the expose, because of the supposed corruption in our game. The crowd at the Accra International Conference on that afternoon was shocking but it went on to tell me that Ghanaians indeed love the…

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