FIFA announces normalisation committee to run football in Ghana

FIFA announces normalisation committee to run football in Ghana

- FIFA has named members to a normalisation committee that is set to run football in Ghana

- The committee will take charge of football for six months

- The committee will be headed by Dr. Kofi Amoah

The normalisation committee that will take charge of Ghana football for the next six months has been announced.

The announcement was made on Thursday at the secretariat of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in Accra.

With the announcement of the normalisation committee, football is set to return to the country, several months after the government of Ghana's decision to halt football in the wake of Anas Aremeyaw Anas' "number 12" video, which captured top FA officials taking bribes.

FIFA announces Normalization Committee to run football in Ghana

Normalization Committee
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The committee will be led by Dr. Kofi Amoah, who was the CAF/FIFA liaison team head. The former CEO of Airtel, Lucy Quist, will serve as deputy chairperson.

Other members of the committee are Lawyer Duah Adonten, a former Kotoko board member, and Naa Odofoley Nortey.

A fifth member is expected to be included later after some consultations between FIFA and the committee.

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FIFA says it has the right to remove members or add members to the committee.

Monthly updates will be sent to FIFA and CAF. A forensic audit of the GFA accounts will also be done.

FIFA member, Amaju Pinnick of Nigeria, and Victor Mosengo arrived in Accra on Tuesday to ensure the members of the committee meet the integrity standard set by the world governing body.

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The move comes a month after FIFA announced that it would set up a normalisation committee to run the affairs of the GFA.

The committee's members will be tasked to:

- To run the GFA's daily affairs and cooperate with the special task force once it has been set up by FIFA, CAF and the Government of Ghana;

- To review the GFA statutes to ensure compliance with the requirements of FIFA and CAF, particularly art. 15 of the FIFA Statutes, and;

- Once the GFA statutes meet the requirements of FIFA and CAF, to organise and conduct elections of a GFA executive committee on the basis of the revised GFA statutes.

The specified period of time during which the normalisation committee shall perform its functions shall expire when all of the above-mentioned tasks have been properly fulfilled, but by no later than 31 March 2019.

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