Former Black Stars captain Abedi Pele, Rev. Osei Kofi, Sports Journalist Eva Okyere, chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the CAN 2008 Dr. Kofi Amoah have been appointed by the government to be in the helm of affairs of the Ghana football.
These appointees comprise the five-man interim committee chaired by Dr. Kofi Amoah.
Dan Kweku Yeboah will serve as the committee’s spokesperson.
The secretary to the interim committee will be the President of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) Cudjoe Fianoo.
They are to oversee activities of Ghana football until the corruption scandal hanging on the neck of the FA is solved.
The decision by government is borne out of a High court 10-day ban placed on the FA to stop conducting football activities.
Mr Nyantakyi was captured in a video dubbed ‘Number12’ by ace Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas for using President Akufo-Addo’s name to dupe foreign possible investors huge sums of money.
The GFA boss resigned on Friday, June 8, 2018 after the FIFA handed him a 90-day provisional ban from all football activities.
Meanwhile, the Financial Intelligence Centre on Wednesday directed all banks and non-bank financial institutions in Ghana to provide information on banking details of the former FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi as well as the FA.
In a statement issued by the Information Minister Mustapha Hamid, it called on Ghanaians to exercise restraint as government takes steps to sanitise the situation and restore normalcy to football in Ghana.
The statement said, “Pursuant to an application for interim injunction at the instance of the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice for an order restraining the members, directors and officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) from exercising such powers as are ordinarily conferred on them by the provisions of the Companies Act (Act 179), the GFA statutes and other relevant instruments, particularly relating to the organisation of football matches and appointment of executives and other officials, the High Court Commercial Division yesterday the 12″‘ day of June, 2018, granted the said application as prayed, for a limited period of ten (10) days, as provided by the rules of Court.
“It is the intention of Government, at end of this period, to seek a more permanent injunction.
“In the meantime, the government of Ghana has decided to set up an Interim Management Committee to oversee the administration of football and other related matters in Ghana. The five-member committee is made of:
1 Dr Kofi Amoah Chairperson
2. Mr. Cudjoe Fianoo Member/Secretary
3. Mr. Abedi Pele Member
4 Rev Osei Kofi Member
5, Ms. Eva Okyere Member
“Mr. Dan Kweku Yeboah will serve as the committee’s spokesperson.
“Government will engage with FIFA and CAF as promised in the government statement of June, 2018, to discuss current developments in Ghanaian football administration and to chart the way forward.
“Government calls on the Ghanaian people to exercise restraint as it takes steps to sanitise the situation and restore normalcy to football in Ghana.”