Government delegation meets FIFA today

Gianni Infantino, FIFA President

A delegation from Ghana will today meet officials from football governing body, FIFA to discuss an impending ban against the country from all football related activities, following government’s decision to dissolve the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The meeting will explore means by which the two parties can finalise arrangement on mutually acceptable grounds.

According to the Acting Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the meeting is in line with FIFA’s letter dated August 13th to ban the Ghana Football Association (GFA) from all FIFA activities if government refuses to withdraw the decision to liquidate the assets of the GFA before August 27.

In June this year, ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremyaw Anas, in his expose, revealed some incidents of bribery and corruption amongst officials and coaches in Ghana’s football circles that rigs games and change the outcomes in favour of another opponent.

The government of Ghana, after being privy to the video dubbed “Number 12″ directed the Attorney General’s office to pursue an injunction against the GFA. This paved way for the Registrar General to be appointed the official liquidator of the GFA.

The delegation for Thursday’s meeting in FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland include Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame and Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor.

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