Following the shocking revelations from the Anas exposé, as well as a longtime critic of the GFA and Member for Odododiodioo Constituency, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye’s call for the dissolution of the entire hierarchy of the GFA, the government has announced that steps are being taking to dissolve the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The Odododiodioo Legislator had also suggested that, dissolving the Association could be the only solution to put an end to the rot in football.
This comes after investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ damning exposé on football in Ghana.
In a statement signed by the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, government has expressed shocked and outraged by the contents of the exposé which was premiered at the Accra International Conference Center on Wednesday.
“Government will see to it that the necessary reforms are urgently undertaken to sanitise football administration in the country”. The statement revealed.
The extent of corruption in the Anas’ #Number12 documentary has left many Ghanaians stunned.
High ranking members in the GFA, including its President Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, have been implicated in acts of corruption.
The investigative journalist caught many Ghanaian FA officials and referees in alleged match-fixing deals.
Top football administrators were also seen taking money to influence call-ups for players into the national team and more playing time.
Notably, Eddie Doku, the Greater Accra Regional FA boss, was caught on tape allegedly accepting a bribe to influence game times for a player in the Black Stars Team B.
Below is the statement by the government on the faith of the GFA….
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