Nana Gyambibi Coker, who is the special aide to the Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Dr. Kwame Kyei, has urged government to heed to the warning of FIFA to withdraw the court case against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to avoid their wrath.
On Monday, the Federation of International Football (FIFA) issued a warning to the government to withdraw the court action seeking to dissolve the Ghana Football Association by Monday, 27 August, 2018 or face its wrath.
The world football governing body says it will ban the country from all football activities. This would affect next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya if the Attorney General does not discontinue its action of seeking to dissolve the Ghana Football Association.
Football in the country came to a halt in June after government applied to an Accra High Court to dissolve the local football governing body, claiming the entire football structure was engage in corruption following the Anas’ investigation without justifying it claims.
The court action is deemed to be government interference in the sport as the laws of FIFA prohibit governments from interfering in the activities of football federations.
Speaking to Odiasempa Kwame Oware on Happy FM’s Anopa Bosuo Sports, Nana Gyambibi Coker bemoaned the situation the country finds itself in and implored government to comply to the warning of the football association.
“Football can’t go to sleep for one year. The number of people football employs is unimaginable,” he told Happy FM.
“I’ve always supported the reforms but it has delayed too much. We seem not be getting the road map to do the reforms so that’s worrying.”
“How can football be banned for a year when we can restructure things while the reforms are done. Why can’t we deal with those who were caught in the Anas exposé so that our football can flow?”
“This corruption thing has happened in several institutions in the country but their work was not halted so why don’t we take the same approach they took in reforming those sectors.”