FIFA Writes To GFA

Ghana may be in danger of attracting the wrath of world football body, FIFA, following Government’s establishment of a Commission to inquire into events leading to the country’s shambolic performance at the 2014 World Cup.

The New Crusading Gide has in its possession a three-paragraph letter from FIFA, questioning the Ghana Football Association on the composition and competences of the Commission set up by Government.

The letter signed by Deputy General Secretary of FIFA, Markus Kattner read: “We have learnt from media reports that the Presidency of the Republic of Ghana has appointed a Committee of Enquiry and Investigation into the Black Stars’ participation to the 2014 FIFA World cup in Brazil. The composition and the competences of the said Commission are unclear. Provided the reports are true we deem it important to clarify from the beginning the procedures and to ensure that the GFA can operate without interference as required by FIFA statutes. Under this circumstance we kindly ask you to provide us with a report at your earliest convenience”.

Recently, President John Dramani Mahama named a three-member Committee which included Appeal Court Judge, Justice Senyo Dzamefe, Sports Administrator, Moses Foh Amoaning and Kofi Anokye Darko to present a report on the Black Stars unexpected exit from the Mundial.

But days after the President’s announcement, newly appointed Minister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga also announced government’s decision to upgrade the Committee into a Commission, thus giving it powers to summon people to appear before it.

He said: “I have monitored social media and media discussions since the Committee was set up. I had a meeting with the President and he has agreed that we should turn it into a Presidential Commission of Enquiry.”