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Fifa urged to react over sexist comments on Ghana's Normalisation Committee members

11:50 PM SGT 21/9/18
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A legal practitioner is leading a campaign against Techiman Eleven Wonders chief following alleged sexist comments

Ghanaian football lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning has condemned Techiman Eleven Wonders chief executive officer Takyi Arhin following alleged sexist comments on Ghana's Normalisation Committee members Lucy Quist and Naa Odofoley Nortey.

Speaking to Asempa FM this week in reaction to the appointment of the four-member committee by Fifa to manage football in the West African country, Arhin claimed that the two women do not merit their appointments and would ‘only dress to impress during occasions as if they were partaking in a beauty pageant instead of finding solutions to problems the sport is facing.’

The comments sparked a social media backlash, with Amoaning urging Fifa to step in.

“Fifa must punish Takyi Arhin for his sexist comments against Lucy Quist and Naa Odofoley Nortey in order to serve as a deterrent to others who plan to make such derogatory comments against women in the future,” Amoaning told Happy FM.

“He should be ashamed of himself for saying such things because his comments were inappropriate. I don’t think Takyi Arhin will say such things about his mother and daughters when given high-profile positions. I just hope Fifa won’t allow such comments to go unpunished,” he said.

He added: “I’d even wish women activists and other pressure groups to get involved and take the necessary action against him because such comments affect every woman in a bigger picture.”

Amoaning was a member of the Dzamefe committee set up by Ghana government to find out the causes of Black Stars' shambolic performance at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.