Fifa don't recognise Ghana FA following ‘corrupt practices’, says deputy chief justice

Kwesi Nyantakyi
The official says the world's football governing body has shut down communication with the local football association

Ghana's deputy Attorney General Godfred Odame says government did nothing wrong after taking steps to dissolve the country’s football association.

Many locals believe the authorities’ involvement in the day-to-day running of the sport goes contrary to Fifa rules.

However, according to Odame, Fifa have seen the rot in the country’s football and are even willing to join hands with the government to find ways in solving the problem.

“It is quite clear from the statement jointly signed by Fifa and Ghana government's delegation, which I was a member. Fifa does not even recognise the FA administration [led previously by Kwesi Nyantakyi] following the exposé. They don't exist in their eyes,” Odame told Joy FM.

“It is important to note that the invitation for the meeting was extended by FIFA. Initially, they had indicated they wanted to meet with the members of the FA first then meet with the government. 

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"On arrival in Ghana, they now decided that was a wrong idea. They abandoned the idea because as far as they are concerned, they do not want to legitimise the operations of this FA administration,” he added.

Goal understands that Fifa's delegation from Zurich met with Ghanaian representatives  in Accra on Friday and has agreed to collaborate with the government to settle on interim measures to allow return of football activities  in the country.