August 8 – Ghanaian football leaders are reported to be challenging attempts by the authorities to dissolve the association. Football activities have halted in the West African nation on the instructions of the Attorney General after Ghana FA boss and FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi was embroiled in a bribery scandal and pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.
Nyantaki has been suspended for 90 days by FIFA but no ruling has yet been made about government interference in the affairs of the federation. A two-man liaison team set up by FIFA to facilitate the national team in international competitions has reportedly had little or no effect.
Ghanasoccernet.com reports that the federation’s 17 Executive Committee want to lead the federation given that only five of its officials were implicated in the scandal.
The government has remained adamant that dissolution is the only way forward yet FIFA has yet to issue a warning about government interference or to formally order the federation be endorsed and recognised as football’s governing body in the country.
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