The Federation of International Football Association [FIFA] urged the government to withdraw the court proceedings to dissolve the Ghana Football Association by Monday, 27 August 2018 or face its wrath.
In a statement signed and released by the General Secretary of FIFA, Fatma Samoura indicates that if the authorities fail to comply with this latest directive, Ghana would be handed a worldwide ban, meaning no club or national team can compete in international competitions.
Football-related activities have been abruptly brought to a halt June after an Accra High Court granted an application by the Attorney General to enable government to dissolve the Ghana Football Association following an explosive revelation by investigative journalist Anas Armeyaw where some officials and referees were caught on tape taking bribes.
The ‘Number 12’ documentary led to the resignation of Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi who was captured on tape receiving $65,000 gift to agree a sponsorship deal with supposed investors- something he is contesting in court.
He resigned on Friday, June 8, after FIFA handed him a 90-day provisional ban from all footballing activities.
Over 80 referees and football officials were involved in the bribery scandal which has rocked the GFA.
However, the government in consultation with FIFA and CAF appointed Dr Kofi Amoah and Oti Akenteng after the airing of the video to lead Ghana football until football is restored t normalcy.
Below is the full statement…