‘GFA Will Cooperate With World Cup Probe’
The Ghana Football Association on Wednesday confirmed its readiness to cooperate with any committee of inquiry into the scandals that characterized the Black Stars’ participation at the 2014 World Cup.
Ghana suffered a disappointing exit at the group stage in a campaign that was also marred by a bonus row and indiscipline.
The fallout from the players’ appearance fee issues has come to the fore with government mooting the idea of an investigation into such incidents and the team’s elimination in Brazil.
Though the GFA denied any wrongdoing in the standoff by the players, President of the association, Kwesi Nyantakyi says they will be ready to appear before any committee that has the legal mandate to undertake such an exercise.
“We are very open, we have nothing to hide,” Kwesi Nyantakyi announced on Wednesday at a press conference in Accra.
“Any form of an inquiry that will assist to unravel the mystery or the farce surrounding our poor performance with the view to putting measures in place that will lead to a good performance from the Black Stars is very much welcome.”
The GFA also issued a public apology for the Black Stars’ early exit from tournament after the team failed to match the expectations of Ghanaians.
“Admittedly, the performance of the team fell below the expectation of many Ghanaians,” the GFA President said.
“Our inability to qualify to the 2nd Round broke many Ghanaian hearts. We wish to offer our unqualified apologies for the disappointment.”