GFA to Give GH₵20,000 To Encourage Whistleblowers
The Ghana Football Association has taken a huge step to combat the growing canker of bribery in the Ghana Premier League by offering GHS 20,000 to anyone who provides concrete information on incidences of the act.
The league, in recent years, has been hit with several bribery scandals and allegations made towards officials and players alike with some prominent club officials like AshGold chairman Cudjoe Fianoo opening up about being approached by match-fixing syndicates during last season’s campaign.
The GFA, during their executive summit this week, announced that a huge incentive will be given out to anyone who comes out to expose acts of bribery starting from next season’s campaign.
According to GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, a proposed amount of GH¢ 20,000 will be given as a reward to anyone who reports acts of bribery and corruption with evidence to the FA.
“When people give bribe, it is both the giver and the receiver who are involved, and until one exposes the other it is very difficult to catch them in the act.
“So we are going to put together an incentive for anyone who comes forward to report any corrupt act,” he said.
“If a referee is approached by a club official, we are encouraging them to report the club official. We are proposing a GH¢20,000 reward for anyone who comes forward to report any case of bribery with evidence so we know it is credible.”