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Confusion reigns supreme as Ghana's World Cup commission starts work today

Published on: 11 August 2014
Commission of Inquiry being inaugurated.

Ghana's government-mooted World Cup Commission of Inquiry will start work today (Monday) but its status has been thrown into a state of confusion after FIFA's intervention.

The world governing body is opposed to the terms of reference of inquiry with the Swiss-based body warning that it could ban the country if it investigates the local federation.

Government had promised that it will change the terms if reference if FIFA is opposed to it but there is no indication that it has been done.

This means the Ghana FA's appearance is uncertain while government has been dithering since the FIFA warning letter arrived despite the promises by government that it would chance.

The inaugural sitting will be chaired by chairman by Appeal Court Judge Justice Senyo Dzamefe and supported his other members Kofi Anokye Owusu Darko and Moses Foh-Amoaning.

Personalities, who played roles in the Black Stars participation before, duration and after the tournament, will be summoned to testify before the commission.

“The meeting will be about the administrative set up of commission and then they will look into documents available to them. They will also decide on which people to invite,” a source close to the three-man body told

The commission will be operating under the powers of a High Court in accordance with Articles 278, 279 and 280 of the 1992 Constitution.

Ghana President John Dramani Mahama set up the Commission of Inquiry after the Black Stars suffered a first round elimination at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

FIFA had in the past stopped other strong countries like France and Nigeria from carrying out similar probes.


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  • chris opoku says:
    August 11, 2014 09:23 am
    Ghana president, fifa president Gfa president they are same nothing will come out of this money wasted inquiry. Only God can save we poor people that's all
  • shine says:
    August 11, 2014 10:08 am
    What are they waiting for? fifa should just band Ghana or he will be a mother fucker. Stupid and foolish white monkey.who the hell is he? 666 members devilish. GFA should go and sleep with him in his office in Switzerland.Gold digers.Ghana Black stars must not play any games this year thats how we want it to be. Government cant be floading vast monies into football for nothing. Look at how we are surffering in this country poverties we can be watching these stupid witchcraffs to eat our monies hell no. No oppositions should surport GFA cause it will not work. We are tired of these mother fucking leaders. Please seat GFA in court if they found guilty they must exit fifa can go to marss to live there. Many human beings just behave like animals GFA fucked up they must be investigated to find out the truth otherwise this country football shall not go far as long as corruptions rains.fifa should band Ghana can he band other European countries? Look at Frank Lampard goal in South Africa 2010 it was a goal but disallow but later fifa apologise to England. But fifa never apologise that kind of style to any Africa country. what are you trying to tell us here? No person in this World above the law.GFA must be investigated.They chop Ghana for free.Bought prostitute in Brazil and carry all their families to Brazil mother fuckers.