- The GFA has appointed an experienced police officer to oversee the process of adjudication
- COP Kofi Boakye is the head of the GFA's Ethics Committee
Famed commissioner of police, COP Kofi Boakye, has been chosen by the executive committe of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to preside over investigations of alleged bribery and misconduct.
These investigations will see COP Boakye looking into the cases of about 100 referees and football administrators.
In a statement signed by GFA general secretary Isaac Addo, COP Kofi Boakye was given the mandate to adjudicate the matter. The statement also expressed the willingness of the FA to cooperate and not interfere in his work.
This move has become necessary due to the revelations made in the recent documentary on bribery and corruption in Ghanaian football by Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The allegations made in the video of the investigations has shocked the whole of Ghana and beyond.
So far, a number of football administrators have faced consequences. Kwesi Nyantakyi has been temporarily banned by FIFA and he has also resigned as GFA head. The president of Northern Regional Football Association has also resigned.
Others shown in the video allegedly misconducting themselves have also either apologised or kept mute.
However, there are others such as GFA communications director Sannie Daara, who are protesting their innocence despite what is alleged by the investigative work.
COP Kofi Boakye is a lawyer and also the head of the GFA Ethics Committee. He is also the head of the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS).
Among other things, the statement from the GFA said a roadmap was being drawn to re-elect officials in the stead of those who have been shown to have misconducted themselves.
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