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Ghana FA suspend talks with Sports Ministry over FIFA response

Published on: 25 July 2014
Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga with Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

The Ghana FA have postponed their response to FIFA over the formation of a Presidential Commission to look into the disgraceful exit of the Black Stars from the 2014 World Cup.

FIFA wrote to the GFA last week seeking further information on the commission that was set up through a Constitutional Instrument and has the powers of a High Court.

The commission’s terms of reference have aspects that relates directly to footballing issues – a preserve of only the Ghana FA.

The world governing body therefore fears third party interference from Ghana’s government into football matters – a situation their rules vehemently frowns on.

The GFA are expected to give a detailed response to FIFA’s exploratory letter this week but this has been suspended for further consultations to go on between the Ghana FA and the Sports Ministry.

“The GFA told us they needed one week to do some internal deliberations and therefore talks have been suspended,” Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga said.

“We will therefore reconvene next week so we can conclude talks in sending a joint response to FIFA.”

The Ghana FA have been under intense pressure due to the disastrous World Cup campaign of the Black Stars in Brazil.

Ghana failed to win a single game at the World Cup in a group which included USA, Portugal and eventual winners Germany to bundle out in its worse ever performance since its debut campaign in Germany 2006.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Rasheed says:
    July 25, 2014 01:05 pm
    Please expedite action to get rid of Nyantakyie and his cohorts.
  • Tanko says:
    July 26, 2014 05:23 am
    Now it is clear that Ghana government is interfering in Ghana soccer and, what is FIFA waiting for. Ghana should/MUST be banned! Ghanaians don't want this FA president anymore..... Ghana government has a responsibility to investigate why Ghanaians don't want this president anymore and FIFA don't want any third party????? Interference. FIFA MUST BAN GHANA. In order for us to have a fresh start, everything needs to be clean so that we can start afresh. Yes afresh!!!! Nyantakyi must go and go now.
  • OGYA says:
    July 26, 2014 03:39 am
    Nyantakyi needs to go. He should find another job somewhere. We do not need him anymore.
  • Navy seal USA says:
    July 25, 2014 09:02 pm
    Selfmade wo Maame twe