Ghalca chairman Fianoo under pressure to reject government appointment after corruption scandal

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The leader of the clubs' association has been asked to turn down an opportunity to work in government's interim committee

The Ghana League Clubs Association (Ghalca) says it would amount to betrayal should their chairman Cudjoe Fianoo accept government's appointment to be part of a five-man Interim Management Committee to oversee football in Ghana following an injunction on the football association. 

Following screening of an Anas Aremeyaw Anas  investigative documentary which exposed corrupt and match-fixing activities of top officials and referees of the football governing body, government has commenced steps to dissolve the unit in a move to 'sanitize' the system. 

Ghalca, meanwhile, made a fruitless appeal to government to be allowed to hold congress to elect new leaders, as pulling the plug on activities of the FA could disrupt the game. 

“We believe that the way government wants to go is quite different from the way Ghalca wants the issue to be solved," Ghalca spokesperson Otuo Acheampong told Citi FM

"Yes, we agree that the Anas video has brought a lot of shame to the country. 

"We are quite concerned about the possible ban from Fifa.

“We know that our members are going to suffer when such ban is given to Ghana so government is not going to sit down and accept our proposal. 

"We felt that Mr. Fianoo would have done a lot of disservice to those who voted for him, so we have made it clear to him that any attempt to accept anything from government will amount to betrayal.”

The committee will be chaired by renowned businessman Kofi Amoah, who was the chairman of Ghana's Local Organizing Committee for Ghana's hosting of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations

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Former Black Stars captain Abedi Ayew 'Pele', Osei Kofi and Eva Okyere are the other members of the set-up. 

The team is expected to hold meetings with Fifa and Caf in the coming days to discuss the current situation of football in Ghana.