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Parliament Summons Normalisation C’tee Over Nyantakyi’s Ban


Parliament of Ghana has summoned officials of the FIFA Normalisation Committee over the recent lifetime ban placed on former chairman at the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

According to the house, the good people of Ghana deserves explanation from the committee on how that finalization came to place by the world football governing body.

The officials of the committee who are expected to appear before the House on Tuesday, 6 November 2018, are expected to brief the House on the way forward for football in the country.

FIFA recommended a Normalisation Committee to ensure the return of proper structures to govern football in the country following the dissolution of the Ghana football Association.

The recommendation was a fallout from a meeting between the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, and FIFA officials.

Dr Kofi Amoah is the chairperson of the four-person normalisation committee. Former Airtel CEO Lucy Quist, ex-Kotoko Board Member Kofi Dua-Adonteng, and Naa Odofoley Nortey, a board member of the Attorney General’s department complete the list of members of the committee.

They have up to March 31, 2019 to wrap up work and are expected to: 

Ensure that new statutes are formulated for the management of football in the country and ultimately oversee the election of executive committee members onto the new GFA.

The Committee is also expected to monthly update FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on all its activities.

Once the GFA Statutes meets the requirements of Fifa and Caf, this Normalisation Committee will organise and conduct the elections of the GFA Executive Committee on the basis of the revised GFA Statutes.

Football in the country came to a halt in June this year after government applied to an Accra High Court to dissolve the local football governing body claiming the entire football structure was engaged in corruption following an investigative documentary by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which uncovered massive rot in Ghana football.

The exposé led to the resignation of Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was captured on tape receiving an alleged $65,000 ‘gift’ to agree a sponsorship deal with supposed investors – something he is contesting in court – claiming it was a refund of his expenses.

Then President Kwesi Nyantakyi was the villain of a documentary film that told the story of the exposé. He resigned on Friday, 8 June 2018, after FIFA handed him a 90-day provisional ban from all footballing activities. Over 80 referees and football officials were involved in the bribery scandal.

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