A 4-member normalization committee announced for Ghana Football
The Bureau of the FIFA Council on Wednesday appointed a Normalisation Committee, which was announced on Thursday at the FA’s secretariat for the GFA in accordance with article 14 par. 1a and article 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes.
The appointed personalities were taken through an integrity test ahead of approval and announcement.
The formation of the normalization committee is due to the exposé aired on June 12, 2018, that unveiled various levels of corruptions practiced by some of the top FA officials. The then GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi was caught on camera in a bribery allegation.
The under-listed professionals hold the mandate to help in the transformation of Ghana football until new FA executives are duly elected.
The four-member committee would be chaired by Dr. Kofi Amoah, former chair of the 2008 Cup of Nations LOC, Madam Lucy Quist, vice chairperson and a former CEO of Airtel Ghana, Madam Naa Odofoley Nortey, a lawyer from the Attorney General’s Office and Lawyer Duah Adonten. Rest of the team would be made known to the general public in due time.
There’s no definite number of the committee at the moment, 2 or 3 more names are expected to be named in the coming days.
Their mandate includes the following:
- To run the daily affairs of Ghana football;
- To review and draft new statutes in consultation with all stakeholders and in compliance with FIFA's Statutes and standards as well as mandatory national law;
- To organize and conduct elections of a new GFA executive committee.
It also to be known that the committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections.
The specified period of time during which the Normalisation Committee shall perform its functions shall expire no later than May 31, 2019.