#Number12: FIFA, Government to meet in Accra on Friday

The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Elvis Adjei Baah has confirmed that the Government of Ghana and FIFA will meet in Accra on Friday to discuss the way forward for Ghana football in the light of government’s decision to clean the Ghana FA.

The government took the steps to dissolve the country’s football governing body after Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposed the rot in Ghana football.

Top officials of the Ghana FA and over 80 match officials were filmed taking bribe.

Government’s eventual target of dissolving the FA has drawn FIFA into the situation especially as the body has rules against government intervention in the running of football in its member states.

“FIFA initially agreed with the Government of Ghana to meet in either Zurich, Russia or Accra to discuss the current situation. But now, it has emerged that the meeting will be in Accra on Friday, June 22.

“The FIFA delegation will arrive in Accra on Thursday night. Meanwhile, all the reforms that government has put in place will go on as planned,” Elvis Adjei-Baah, spoke to Citi Sports.

On June 12, the Attorney-General secured a 10-day injunction from the High Court to place a freeze on all activities of the Ghana FA while investigations into corruption went on.

The Attorney-General stated that on the expiration of the injunction (which would be on June 22), the Government would seek a more permanent one in order to chart the way forward for Ghana football.

Government then went ahead to form a 5-man interim committee to manage football in the country as the legal matters were being dealt with on the side, but even before the inauguration of the committee, GHALCA chairman and a member of the committee, Kudjoe Fianoo, stepped down from his role creating some uncertainty.

However, report have also emerged that Ms. Eva Okyere who was included in the IMC is set to resign from the committee.

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