GNPC Boss Wants GFA To Account For $2m on Black Stars Pre-World Cup Camping

The acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Alex Mould wants full disclosure on a $2m payment the local oil governing body made to the Ghana FA for Ghana’s pre-World Cup camping.

This follows revelations that the Ghana Football Association realised some funds from FIFA match agents who arranged friendly matches for the Black Stars in the lead up to the tournament in Brazil.

“I will be surprised that they will be receiving money for matches we are paying for and I will think that there should be full disclosure,” Mould told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

Mr. Mould stated at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Brazil 2014 tournament on Tuesday that the GNPC paid an amount of US$2 million to the Ghana FA to fund expenses incurred during the pre-tournament friendly games against Montenegro, Holland and South Korea.

“Funding for the pre-World Cup camping, we advanced them $2 million dollars for that. Just before they went for the World Cup, they had to have two or three friendly matches.

He disclosed that the GNPC made further payments to Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah and his assistant Maxwell Konadu.

Though it is unclear whether the GFA realized some funds from the FIFA match agents that arranged those test games, the latest revelation raises doubts about the earlier explanation that the $1.5 million from FIFA was the only amount used to prepare the Black Stars for the World Cup.