Veteran football administrator Takyi Arhin has advised government to consider FIFA’s warning and withdraw the court case against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to avoid ban.
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.
“I’ve said it before that FIFA were waiting for the Women’s World Cup to come to a close before tackling this disturbing issue so I’m not surprised by the letter,” he told Odiasempa Kwame Oware on Happy FM‘s Anopa Bosuo Sports.
“If the government had listened to our advise we wouldn’t have arrived at this situation. We were all in support of the reforms but it has taken too long without any clear plan. We have no idea about what they’re doing so I’ll say maybe this help us conclude this chapter.”
“I think government will withdraw the case because we have no other option.”
By: Samuel Addo