Government to meet FIFA on Aug 16 in Zurich

Government to meet FIFA on Aug 16 in Zurich

- Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo leads a government delegation to Zurich

- President Akufo-Addo is said to have tasked the experienced minister to handle the current impasse between Ghana government and FIFA

- The airing of an exposé by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in June about corruption in football has brought all football related activities to a halt

The Government of Ghana is sending a three-man delegation to meet with FIFA over the current impasse between the two parties.

According to sports journalist, Saddick Adams, the government delegation will be led by Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo.

The delegation is expected to leave Accra for Zurich, Switzerland Wednesday night.

READ ALSO: List of 400 Senior High Schools released for double track system

YEN.com.gh sources at the presidency has also revealed that Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah and Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame will join the senior minister.

An earlier statement issued by the sports ministry indicates government's readiness to resolve the current impasse following a letter issued by FIFA threatening to ban Ghana.

FIFA in a letter to Ghana on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 said Ghana government’s petition to liquidate the GFA was an interference in football which contravenes FIFA’s rules and regulations and gave the country an August 27 deadline to withdraw the petition or face a ban.

The impasse follows the airing of an exposé by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in June.

The investigative piece showed former GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi and other officials of the FA engaged in bribery and corruption.

YEN earlier reported that government has officially released a list of Senior High Schools that will operate under the double-track system of education.

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