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Ghana FA ready to cooperate with World Cup probe committee

Published on: 05 July 2014
Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi

The Ghana Football Association says it will cooperate fully with the three-man committee constituted by the Ministry of Sports to look into the country’s World Cup fiasco.

Indiscipline headlined Ghana’s campaign as the Black Stars exited the tournament in Brazil at the Group stage.

Duo Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari had to be thrown out of camp and Michael Essien also refused to warm-up for the last game.

The root cause has identified as the delay in the payment of the appearance fees for players which led to disquiet in camp.

Ghana president John Mahama had to intervened and airlifted US$ 3 million to the team in Brasilia, a day before their final Group G match against Portugal.

"We very open, we have nothing to hide," Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi said 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."

"Very wise, provided it is done according to the prevailing laws of the country and FIFA.”

Ghana suffered two defeats and a draw to finish at the foot of the table.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Boro says:
    July 05, 2014 06:37 pm
    Yes! It is quiet recommendable to cooperate with the three member committee though in my opinion this committee is useless, as all the problems are already known. However, you must resign first before this committee begins its job and this ia an advice. We will demonstrate for you to resign if fail to do that on your own.
  • Rasheed says:
    July 05, 2014 10:49 am
    Old man,I am interested in your expenditure,like the expenses on your wife and two kids.
  • isquared says:
    July 05, 2014 11:31 am
    This is the one time that I would say Ghana follow Nigeria's lead: sack the coach, the GFA executives and the entire BS management team AND prosecute them for fraud and match-fixing. A 2-year suspension from FIFA will actually do us a lot of good in rebuilding the whole footballing authority with credible and competent leadership in preparation for WC2018!!!
    July 05, 2014 11:43 am
  • benny says:
    July 05, 2014 02:30 pm
    There should be a mass demonstration for Nyantakyi and AA to step down. AA makes me sick..l don't think l will be bothered to support the black stars with AA in charge. Ghanains should boycott all black stars matches.You never know whether the match is fixed or not.
  • asido'o says:
    July 05, 2014 02:57 pm
    very soon dey will come out to say de government is interfering in thier bussiness which is against de rules of fifa shame on dem
  • PITO says:
    July 05, 2014 02:58 pm
    Nyantakyi says there were "no holiday makers in Brazil" whilst his wife and kids are travelling WITH the National team. Why did Nyantakyi not let his wife and children travel separately to Brazil by booking a separate flight. Why did they have to tag along with Professional players on the same flight, Players summoned for national assignment? It is crazy when you think about it huh? It goes a long way to show whether we mean business or not. And then he turns around and mentions INDISCIPLINE! Look if Africa wants to excel.we need to start copying some of the attitude of white people when it comes to business management and disciplinary action.
  • benito says:
    July 05, 2014 09:09 pm
    This committee is another cost to the poor tax payer the name "committee"says it all; "ko num tea";" going to drink tea"--we have to pay for their tea allowance' lunch'dinner' fuel' etc.we are prepared to wait for the two years ban.sack all these self centered officials .in fact if these guys including the coach are made to stay in charge 'some of us are to put our lives on the line to fight them to save our country