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Gov’t Won’t Interfere In Football


President Akufo-Addo has said his government would not interfere in the administration of football in the country.

According to him, football mismanagement is not a serious problem that should call for urgent government intervention.

He made this known on Wednesday, during a media interaction at the Flagstaff House.

It is recalled that a commission was formed by former President John Mahama to probe matters which arose after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

A white paper was then presented to President Mahama on March 30th, 2015 by the Commission of Enquiry, which investigated matters relating to the participation of the Black Stars the Tournament.

However, President Akufo-Addo in his term of office seems to have shown little concern about the white paper.

He believes that the Football Association must be independent of any form of executive control and so expected the Association to deal with their own issues without any interference.

“As far as mismanagement within the Football Association is concerned, my understanding is that the Football Association, going by the FIFA rules, is supposed to be an independent organization.

“And that those who are involved in football administration in the country would deal with issues of mismanagement, if there are any,” the president said.

He added thus; “It shouldn’t take government intervention to solve football problems, saying he expected the football administrators to manage their own issues.”

“I don’t believe it’s an area where government should intervene to sort things out if things need to be sorted out. Those in the industry, those in the sector and those in football are the ones who are meant to deal with football issues,” he added.

“My understanding is that, it is a basic rule that FIFA is insistent on that. There should be no executive interference in the administration of football anywhere,” he concluded.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum/ thePublisher

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