Number 12: Ghana Football Association forms a five-man committee

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The troubled football governing body has tasked the ad-hoc team to hold talks with government over the recent exposé

Ghana Football Association has put together a five-man committee to help find a resolution to the body’s current problems following the screening of an investigative documentary which showed top members engaging in unlawful practices.

On Wednesday, renowned Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas premiered a video titled "Number 12", which caught some top officials and referees, including president Kwesi Nyantakyi, in activities of corruption and match-fixing. 

The FA boss has since resigned, having coped a provisional 90-day ban from all football activities by Fifa, while the Ghanaian government has announced plans to dissolve the football association. 

"All Officials of the GFA, shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct, in the Tiger Eye PI documentary titled Number 12 shall step aside from their positions and steer away from all football related activities with immediate effect," a statement signed by general secretary Isaac Addo reads. 

"The conduct of the said Officials has been referred to the GFA Ethics Committee chaired by COP Kofi Boakye to go through the Judicial Process.

"The GFA shall not interfere in the works of the Ethics Committee and shall embrace any decision that the Ethics Committee may come out with.

"That the Referees Committee has been dissolved.

"That all the competitions of the GFA have temporary been put on hold.

"That a five member team comprising of Messrs Kweku Eyiah (Leader), Benjamin Nab Eyison, Kurt Okraku (Spokesperson), Isaac Addo and Samuel Opoku Nti has been tasked to meet Government for a resolution of the current impasse as well as draw up a program for lasting reforms."

Nyantakyi is currently under police investigation on orders of Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo for defrauding under false pretences, while the FA headquarters has also been seized and declared a crime scene by the police. 

"The GFA shall soon come out with a road map for the elections of a substantive President in accordance with its Statutes," the statement continued. 

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"That the GFA wishes to assure the general public that it shall take all legitimate steps to restore confidence and trust in the beautiful game. 

"In this respect as a first step, the GFA wishes to offer its sincerest and unconditional apologies to the entire nation and all our stake holders."

 

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