Fifa to meet government in Accra over GFA crisis

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The government of Ghana is set to hold a meeting with Fifa officials in Accra later this week to discuss the way forward for football in the country.

Joy Sports understands the meeting was initially scheduled to take place at Fifa’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland but instead the world football governing body has decided to send its officials to the West African country.

The meeting is at the request of the government after it initiated steps to overhaul the Ghana Football Association in reaction to alleged corruption on the part of FA officials including its former President, Kwesi Nyantakyi which emerged from the exposé done by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Government’s eventual target of dissolving the FA has drawn Fifa into the situation especially as the body has rules against government intervention in the running of football in its member states.

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“FIFA initially agreed with the Government of Ghana to meet in either Zurich, Russia or Accra to discuss the current situation. But now, it has emerged that the meeting will be in Accra on Friday, June 22.,” Spokesperson of Sports Ministry Isaac Adjei Baah told Citi FM.

The FIFA delegation will arrive in Accra on Thursday night. Meanwhile, all the reforms that government has put in place will go on as planned.”

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, as well as two members of GFA, are expected to meet the Fifa officials.

Written by Eugene Nyavor

Eugene Nyavor is the Founding Editor at Gh Links.

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