The government of Ghana has dissolved the country’s football body (Ghana Football Association) over alleged corruption and mismanagement.
The minister for sports Mustapha Abdul-Hamid made the announced in a press statement released to the media this evening.
The move follows a documentary by dreaded Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas which aired Wednesday – detailing mind boggling corruption involving top officials of the football body.
In his piece Anas also nabbed over 100 match officials including celebrated Kenyan FIFA assistant referee receiving bribes allegedly to influence matches.
“Having regard to the widespread nature of the apparent rot involving GFA officials, top NSA officials, match commissioners, football administrators and referees, Government has decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA dissolved.
“Government will shortly, thereafter, announce provisional measure to govern football activity in the country, until a new body is duly formed; and
“Government will communicate these decisions to the Confederation of African (CAF) and FIFA, and engage with them on these developments to chart a way forward for Ghana football,” Mustapha Abdul-Hamid’s statement reads partly.
FIFA, the world’s football body, does not tolerate government interference in management of football and such actions have in the past been met with international bans.