GFA administration not recognized at FIFA- Deputy AG

By Haruna Mubarak
Ghana Football Association
Ghana Football Association

The Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, says the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) is unhappy and does not recognize the Ghana Football Association (GFA) current administration following Anas Aremeyaw Anas' investigative piece on corruption that engulfed the association.

Godfred Dame was responding to the comments made by the former spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association, Randy Abbey  on an Accra based station Joy FM’s Newsfile programme on Saturday, “I am against the liquidation of the GFA,” Randy Abbey said continued, “I support the GFA’s response” which is to resist an attempt by the government to dissolve the FA.

But the Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, said the former GFA spokesperson’s comments are “unfounded and untenable.” He said “It is quite clear from the statement jointly signed by FIFA and the government of delegation, a member of which I was, that FIFA does not even recognize the current FA administration.

He also reported the FIFA reps said: “that GFA, as it currently constituted is not in a position to continue running football administration in Ghana.” 

Mr Dame continued the move was in the right direction. He added that the three-man FIFA delegation sent to Ghana to help fix Ghana football did not even bother to have the embattled FA members take part in their meeting with the government because it did not want to get involve with the FA.

“On arrival in Ghana, they decided that, that was a wrong idea….they did not want to legitimise this FA administration….yes, they didn’t meet the GFA delegation at all. FIFA recognises that it (GFA) is not able to run football administration in Ghana and it is quite clear”.

With the reaction of Randy Abbey to the Deputy Attorney General's comments, Godfred Dame, he said, FIFA's delegation to Ghana did not have the right to say they do not recognise the FA, “First of all, let me tell you something the delegation that came to Ghana does not have the right to even determine whether they recognise a Ghana football association or not.

There are processes under FIFA law. If you want to revoke a membership or decide not to recognise the FA there is a process.”

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