Ghana leader Nana Akufo-Addo has phoned FIFA President Gianni Infantino in a desperate bid to avoid a global ban on the country for governmental interference in football.
President Akufo-Addo phoned the leader of world’s football governing body on Wednesday just 24 hours after FIFA fired a warning to government over its activities on the local federation.
FIFA said that Ghana will be banned on August 27 if the decision dissolve the Ghana FA is not withdrawn from court, sparking a political frenzy in the country.
Government’s petition to the High Court court to dissolve the Ghana FA came following Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ documentary on corruption in Ghana football which captured top FA officials and referees taking bribes to influence the outcome of certain games.
On Monday, August 13, 20018, FIFA wrote to the Government of Ghana to withdraw the petition to dissolve the Ghana FA from court by August 27 or an international ban will be handed to Ghana for government interference.