FIFA President invites Akufo-Addo to Russia for World Cup final match

FIFA President invites Akufo-Addo to Russia for World Cup final match

-President Akufo-Addo has received an invitation to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia

-According to reports, the president of Ghana would use the visit to meet with FIFA’s president over Ghana’s fate

-President Akufo-Addo’s government has dissolved the GFA following an investigation by ace journalist, Anas

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has extended an invitation to the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, to watch the finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia between France and Croatia on Sunday.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanasoccernet.com, President Akufo-Addo will use the official visit to discuss the current crisis in Ghana football with the top hierarchy at FIFA.

Football activities in Ghana have been halted following a court action by government seeking for the dissolution of the Ghana FA after the screening of Anas Aremyaw Anas’ ‘Number 12’.

FIFA President invites Akufo-Addo to Russia for World Cup final match

President Akufo-Addo. Photo Credit: Supplied

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The documentary sought to expose the deep-seated corruption in football affairs in Ghana including corrupt acts by referees and leading members of the Ghana FA including Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The aftermath of the explosive investigation led to the resignation of long-serving president of the GFA.

CAF and FIFA have since appointed a two-member liaison team to oversee the affairs of football in particular reference with the national team duties.

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President Akufo-Addo who remains strong in his resolve to dissolve the GFA in order to sanitize the sport will have the opportunity to make his case before the FIFA President.

FIFA has also banned Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi over a 90-day period while it still delves deeper into the matter of corruption and bribery in Ghana football.

In reacting to the issue of corrupt refrees, CAF, the football governing body in Africa, has banned some 11 referees for their involvement in the exposé of award-winning journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Three Ghanaian referees who have also been implicated in the undercover documentary are yet to have their cases reviewed by CAF.

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