Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has criticised President Akufo-Addo’s decision to dissolve the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following Tiger Eye PI’s documentary.
The NDC legislator says the president may be abusing his powers as the football governing body remains autonomous under FIFA regulations and procedures.
“…it is autonomous to the extent that there is no constitutional provision which has vested in government those powers and there is no act of parliament vesting government with those powers, so it cannot take those actions,” Mr Ayariga argued on Joy FM.
Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has confirmed that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dissolved the Ghana Football Association after the airing of the “Number 12” video.
The President of the Association was filmed allegedly collecting $65,000 from a member of Tiger Eye crew who posed as an ‘investors’ to influence the president and vice-president to get road contracts.
The dissolution is likely to attract a FIFA ban as its rules oblige member associations to manage their own affairs “independently and with no influence from third parties.”
Government’s decision to dissolve the GFA has however been roundly applauded as the matter has attracted global attention.
The ongoing premier league, according to pundits could be affected by the dissolution as there would be no regulations to regulate the league.