Fianoo resigns from gov't 5-member c'ttee to restructure Ghana football

Source: Ghana/Joy Sports/EFF
Date: 19th-june-2018 Time:  11:20:58 am

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Ghana League Club Association (GHALCA) boss Kudjoe Fianoo has resigned from the interim five-member committee set up by the government to oversee football administration in the country.

He said his decision to step aside is to avoid a possible conflict between the league clubs association and the committee on which he was appointed to serve.

Fianoo was appointed General Secretary to the committee led by businessman and chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the CAN 2008 Dr Kofi Amoah.

Other members of the committee include three-time African player of the year Abedi Pele, football legend Rev. Osei Kofi and sports journalist and lawyer Eva Okyere.

The committee forms part of steps by the government to dissolve the Ghana Football Association after an investigative documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas captured top officials allegedly collecting bribes and breaching GFA/FIFA ethics.

The scandal has resulted in a FIFA ban of President Kwesi Nyantakyi for 90 days. He has since resigned. 

“The highest office of the land gave me an appointment but I need to weigh the pros and cons of the appointment in relation to my position as GHALCA chairman. Just from a cursory look, I could see that there is a level of conflict.

“If the government had come to GHALCA for us pick a member to join the committee or the GHALCA general assembly had asked me to represent them on that committee, I would not have any problem.

“For now, I have assured my members of good leadership hence my decision not to serve on the committee,” Mr Fianoo said in a statement.

The government will be announcing his replacement in the coming days, an official stated.

 

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