The government of Ghana has given out the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Secretariat to the FIFA Normalisation Committee.
The office was declared a crime scene last June and it was cordoned after the premiering of the documentary on corruption in Ghana.
But after 97 days it was opened for the announcement of members of the Normalisation Committee.
According to reports, Ghana FA staff who were not implicated in the corruption scandal are also expected to return to their posts.
We understands that the Normalisation Committee will use the Secretariat as their base of operations. GFA staff who were not implicated in the corruption scandal are also expected to return to their posts.
Purpose of Normalisation Committee
FIFA on September 13 nominated four persons to constitute a Normalization Committee that will run Ghana football and organise the election of new executives of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The Committee led by business Dr Kofi Amoah also has former Airtel Ghana CEO, Lucy Quist, Lawyer Dua Adonten (Former Kotoko Board member) and Naa Odofoley Nortey (a Board member of the Attorney General’s Department – Legal Aid Scheme) as members.
Background of Anas Football Documentary Titled Number 12
On June 7, investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, aired a documentary titled “Number 12” on corruption in football in Ghana, and some leading figures including FA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, were seen allegedly taking part in some corrupt acts.
As a response, the Ghana government asked for the arrest of Kwesi Nyantakyi on the charge of defrauding by false pretense based on utterances he made on the tape.
Kwesi Nyantakyi then resigned from his position as Ghana FA boss and also from CAF.
FIFA also provisionally suspended Nyantakyi for 90 days as a result of the tape,later he was added with additional 45 days until investigations are done.
The Ghana government went ahead to secure a court injunction on the Ghana FA as the first step of a process that was to lead to the eventual liquidation of the Ghana FA under the Companies Act since the FA was registered as such.
As all of that happened, a freeze was put on Ghana football and that has not changed until present.