Gov't expected to file a motion to withdraw the case against GFA today

By Mutala Yakubu
Gov't expected to file a motion to withdraw the case against GFA today
Gov't expected to file a motion to withdraw the case against GFA today

The government led by the Attorney General is expected to file a motion on Monday, August 27, 2018, at the Accra High Court to withdraw the liquidation case against the Ghana Football Association(GFA).

This new development came about as the government signed an agreement with FIFA on August 16, 2018, to withdraw the case.

FIFA threatened to suspend the GFA if the government does not withdraw its liquidation case against them.

Per the agreement, FIFA in consultation with government and CAF will establish a Normalization Committee to replace the current executive committee of the Ghana Football Association.

Their mandate will be to work out a timetable and a roadmap to get new executives elected to form a new Executive Committee of the FA.

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The process to dissolve the GFA started in June when an Anas expose caught some of the FA officials engaging in corrupt acts.

This pushed the government to embark on the dissolution journey but will now file a motion to withdraw the case.

Background

On June 7, investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, aired a documentary “Number 12” on corruption in football in Ghana, and some leading figures including FA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, were seen allegedly taking part in some corrupt acts.

As a response, the Ghana government asked for the arrest of Kwesi Nyantakyi on the charge of defrauding by false pretense based on utterances he made on the tape.
Kwesi Nyantakyi then resigned from his position as Ghana FA boss and also from CAF.

FIFA also provisionally suspended Nyantakyi for 90 days as a result of the tape.

The Ghana government went ahead to secure a court injunction on the Ghana FA as the first step of a process that was to lead to the eventual liquidation of the Ghana FA under the Companies Act since the FA was registered as such.

As all of that happened, a freeze was put on Ghana football and that has not changed until present.

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