After the Ghana football Association was disbanded after the corruption scandal, the government of Ghana formed an interim Committee of 5 people to monitor the functioning of football in the country, as well as other related issues, said Mustafa Abdul-Hamid, Minister of information.
According to Xinhua, the Committee included Kofi Amoa, a business magnate and football enthusiast, Cudjoe Fianoo, Chairman of the Association of clubs of the League of Ghana (GHALCA), Abidi Pele, three-time best African player, Osei Kofi, a former black stars player, senior national men’s team and Eva Otcher, a former sports journalist and lawyer.
The statement said that the government will continue to participate in FIFA and the Confederation of African football (CAF) to discuss current developments in the management of Ghanaian football and pave the way forward after the revelations in the video of investigative journalist ANAS Aremeyaw ANAS and his team.
Amoah is expected to chair the Committee.
“The government calls on the people of Ghana to exercise restraint as it takes steps to misinform the situation and restore normal life in football in Ghana,” the statement said.
The creation of a temporary on going through the day after the government has provided a 10-day restraining order, which holds the FA and its officials from performing all official duties, including the organization of football matches, the sale of assets of the Association and the nomination and election of officers.
The documentary reveals the gross violation of the functioning of the Football Association of Ghana (GFA), characterized by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery.
More than 70 referees are captured in the video, allegedly leading the negotiations on the compromise of football matches.
GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi Was caught on camera, receiving huge dollars as a bribe.
It was banned for 90 days by the FIFA ethics Committee and is also under investigation in the criminal investigation division of the Ghana police service.