Government orders GFA to whittle down membership of Black Stars management committee to FIVE

Black Stars management committee chairman George Afriyie

Black Stars management committee chairman George Afriyie

Government has accepted the recommendation of the Presidential Commission to reduce and limit the membership of the Management Committee of the Black Stars to FIVE (5).

This is in direct contrast of the prevailing situation where seven persons serve on the management committee of the senior national team.

Government in its White Paper accepted this recommendation as a means of reducing cost.

‘The number of Management Committee Team members must be reduced to five (5) in order to reduce expenditure,’ the White Paper ordered.

This directive could however be considered as an imposition or interference in the operations of the GFA since it is the only body with the mandate of setting up management committees of the various national teams.

This recommendation can be attributed to the over $500,000 budgeted for and approved by cabinet to be shared amongst members of the Management Committee of the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup.

GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi however in his appearance before the Presidential Commission confirmed that beneficiaries of the booty went beyound only management members of the Black Stars.

Issues have also been raised over the how the share of management members where were not present at the World Cup was disbursed.

There are seven members currently working as members of the Black Stars management committee led by George Afriyie with Kidjoe Fianoo as his vice.

Members include Kwame Ayew, Kwame Ofosu Bamfo, Yaw Boateng Gyan, Adam Munkaila and Ernest Thompson.

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