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FIFA extends mandate of GFA Normalisation Committee

By Mutala Yakubu
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The Bureau of the FIFA Council has extended the mandate of the GFA Normalisation Committee (NC) to enable the NC supervise the upcoming GFA Elections.

The second mandate of the Normalisation Committee expired on September 30, 2019.

However, in view of the upcoming GFA elections, FIFA has extended the Normalisation Committee's mandate up to November 17, 2019, to enable it complete the process of electing a new President and Executive Committee.

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The Normalisation Committee was last year instituted by FIFA following the ban placed on former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi.

In March this year, the NC got a six-month extension from FIFA. They then had former Ghana and Bayern Munich centre-back Samuel Osei Kuffour joining them as lawyer Dua Adonten was taking out.

Kofi Amoah, Ghana's Local Organization Committee Chairman for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, kept his place on Normalisation Committee as president. Lucy Quist who was vice president quit but Naa Odofoley Nortey is still at post.

The committee assumed duty in October last year.

According to Fifa, the work of the committee includes "running the GFA’s daily affairs and cooperating with the special task force, reviewing the GFA statutes to ensure compliance with the requirements of Fifa and Caf, particularly art. 15 of the FIFA Statutes" and "organising and conducting elections of a GFA executive committee on the basis of the revised GFA statutes once the GFA statutes meet the requirements of Fifa and Caf".

The NC recently vetted aspirants for various roles at the FA, they passed six persons who will be competing for the GFA presidency, the election will be held on October 25, 2019.