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Ghana government will implement recommendations of inquiry into 2014 World Cup disaster

Published on: 10 July 2014
Ayariga says government wants to improve Black Stars for the future

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Youth and Sports, has assured Parliament of government’s commitment to act on the recommendations of the committee investigating Ghana’s participation in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

He said government intended to address the lapses that contributed to the country’s poor showing at the tournament, saying “a forward-looking inquiry will expose lapses to engender reforms to improve the organization of Ghana’s participation in future football tournaments”.

Mr. Ayariga gave the assurance when he made a statement on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday informing it about the three-member committee set up by government to investigate activities before, during and after Ghana’s participation in the soccer fiesta.

The members of the committee include Justice Senyo Dzamefe, a Justice of the Court of Appeal, Mr Moses Foh Amoanning, Lawyer and sports administrator and Mr Kofi Anokye Owusu Darko, a banker and sports enthusiast.

The committee has 30 days to make recommendations to the Government.

Mr Ayarigah told Parliament that he expected stakeholders to cooperate with the committee, adding “we have no doubt that FIFA will not have objections to participating the nation's review and inquiry into their poor performance with a view to carrying out reforms that will improve their national teams.

“Stronger teams will ensure more exciting FIFA tournaments," he said.

The committee will inquire into matters relating to Ghana’s Black Stars team’s preparation for the tournament and lapses that caused their early exit.

It will also look into matters relating to the management of the team and events in their camp during the tournament.

The committee has also been tasked to peruse issues relating to the treatment of Ghanaian football fans sent to support the Black Stars by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

It is expected to advice government on the financing of activities of the senior national team and other national teams and query all other related matters of public interest concerning the organisation of Ghana’s Black Stars’ participation in the tournament.


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  • shine says:
    July 10, 2014 07:47 am
    The point is John Mahama should please sack all GFA,if Fifa ban Ghana thats fine by us we love that. So that these corrupted and most tribalistics commitee of GFA will sit at homes and learnd a good lessons. All GFA members should exit the throne including shameles Appiah the coach. He kept on saying that he is a lucky coach to keep his post,shame on you Appiah.If Government failes to sack GFA Ghana football will continue to perform even more waster than ever. How many times GFA and coach promises Ghana to give them time? We the fans want fifa to ban Ghana from playing football these coming years. John Mahama if you want to win next coming elections do what we tells you to do. we are boys boys. GFA must exit we dont need them they are mother fuckers.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    July 10, 2014 12:10 pm
    After this findings charge the GFA for causing financial loss to state. They have reached a point they know no or loose their salaries are secured..they have intentionally employed incompetent coach who has specialized in experiments to get failure results. They have shot themselves in the foot by rewarding failure for extension of contracts with fat salaries. Dissolve the ex-co executive members who will not even employ coach AA to manage their clubs for them but have endorsed him to toil with Ghanaian hearts at the highest level to get blood become a burden on your Government's health ministry.What they are doing can even attract Arab spring uprising against your Government so don't sit down"Otoolege" like that...take action now or you will be voted out during the next general elections.