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Commission hearing could damage Ghana's 2015 AFCON qualification chances, member warns

Published on: 05 August 2014
Moses Foh Amoaning says we must not destabilize the Black Stars

Government's investigation into Ghana's World Cup disaster could damage the Black Stars chances of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, a member of the commission has warned.

Moses Foh-Amoaning, a legal luminary and sports administrator, fears negative media commentary on the commission of inquiry could destabilize the Black Stars during the qualifiers.

He warned the media to be circumspect on their reports on the commission adding that journalists violating the body's rules could face legal action.

Ghana's minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga on Monday inaugurated the commission of inquiry set up to investigate the country's participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

With the qualifiers for the tournament scheduled to start next month which means it will coincide with the sitting of the commission, Foh-Amoaning fears negative comments could affect Ghana's chances.

"Mind you the Black Stars will start their Afcon 2015 qualifiers soon and as Ghanaians we need not to create a scenario which could affect them psychology so as a friend of the media I'll urge you all not to incise the public," he said.

"Let's also not forget about contempt in our reportage,” he added.

Government set up the commission following media reports and allegations relating to the circumstances of the Black Stars' participation at the world cup tournament.

The Black Stars failed to make it past the first round after they picked up a point from the three group games played against the United States, Germany and Portugal.

The three-man commission, headed by Justice Senyo Dzamefe, an Appeals Court Judge, will enquire into matters relating to team's preparation for the tournament and possible lapses therein which might have caused their early exit from the tournament.

The other members of the Commission include Moses Foh Amoaning, a top Sports Broadcaster and lawyer, and Kofi Anokye Darko, sports enthusiast.



This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Navy seal USA says:
    August 05, 2014 10:24 am
    Isn't fuckn good to build a concrete football model and root out all malpractices than to add on the fuckn shit which transpired in Zambaland. Nobody give a fuckn shit about Black stars in the states any more. Root out the crapy chaff out of the GFA with fuckn good recommendation. Ghana deserves better.motherfackers.
  • xoxoKSxoxo says:
    August 05, 2014 02:03 pm
    Its OK to miss an AFCON to rebuild the team. The fiasco warrants a huge and complete overhaul of the BSs that I second missing AFCON15 while we get our house in order. To sweep things under the carpet due to fear is not the way to go. There is a Ghanaian proverb, "if you fear separation in marriage, u wont get a good marriage. AFCON 17, here we come.
  • Francis says:
    August 05, 2014 05:05 pm
    With corruptable leaders nd followers in dis country,nothing good will come out 4rm dis commission.ayariga mahama has conclude it already saying gfa are what again? fire burn dem all