Aftermath of football related work by Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas dubbed NUMBER 12 has suffered a lot of backlash and failure for continuation of football activities in the country. Government of Ghana decided to bring all football activities to a standtill and make arrangement for new engagement going forward.
In that, World governing body of FIFA seems not to be happy with such initiative by the government to dissolve all activities in the football game.
In a report sighted by this portal, thepublisheronline.com, FIFA has signalled it may ban Ghana in coming weeks as government continue court processes to dissolve the Ghana FA.
In the event that government disbands the GFA, this is how it is likely to play out;
1. FIFA would suspend Ghana from international football on the grounds of government interference in the running of its national federation.
The suspension will mean that all rights of the GFA as a FIFA member as defined in article 12 of the FIFA Statutes will be truncated. This means no Ghanaian team, including club sides, can play in regional, continental or international competitions.
This means that while the ban persists, the Black Stars will not be able to play in the AFCON qualifiers and CAF Confederation Cup campaigners Aduana Stars will be kicked out of that competition.
Also, the national female U-17 team, the Black Maidens billed to make their 6th consecutive appearance at the competition which will be held from November 13- December 1 in Uruguay will face a jolt in their preparations and likely miss that competition.
Ghana has been drawn in Group A alongside tournament hosts Uruguay, New Zealand and debutants Finland.
But seems majority of Ghanaians are ready for the ban from FIFA as government of Ghana takes key role to better activities of football in the country.
In the wake of Nigeria’s exit to France at the last 16 of the World Cup, the high court of the West African country ruled that its federation would cease to run the national team, handing over the role to a government civil servant.
The ban came after FIFA’s warnings to return power to the executive committee went unheeded with an extraordinary general assembly of the federation taking place in Abuja without NFF chief Aminu Maigari, his executive committee and the NFF congress.