Footballers union speaks on Ghana's football corruption scandal

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The players' welfare body gives their say on the way forward for the game in the West African nation after recent troubles

The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) wants a "proactive and all-inclusive reform of our football" following the standing deadlock of the sport in the country. 

Football has been brought to a standstill due to an indefinite suspension on all matches and a 10-day court injunction on the FA after a recent investigative documentary exposed corrupt and match-fixing activities of top officials and referees.

The order is part of government's plans to "dissolve" the FA for a new order in a move aimed at "sanitizing the system".

In a statement signed by PFAG deputy general secretary Solomon Torson, the association is calling for "all stakeholders to work together to ensure a proper structural representation, and the PFAG, with support from FIFPro, is ready to assist in this process to protect the rights of all footballers who are a major stakeholder in the game".

The players’ welfare body also stated its "commitment to the development of a new workable model, a paradigm shift and consensus which will be vital to usher in a new era of transparency and performance".

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On Friday, the Ghanaian government held a meeting with Fifa representatives in Accra to discuss issues surrounding the current impasse. 

A statement after the conference said Fifa, in consultation with the Ghanaian authorities, will put in place interim measures to allow for the continuation of football in Ghana. 

 

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