By James K. Attaglo Wilson||

The Government of Ghana [GoG] has softened its stand on the decision to liquidate the Ghana Football Association following a productive meeting between a five-man Ghanaian delegation and FIFA on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland.

There was seeming tension in the air on Wednesday when FIFA issued a warning letter to the Government of Ghana to either withdraw its liquidation case against the GFA or face suspension, but the friendly discussion on Thursday seem to have cured the issue at hand which means football will soon return in the country.

The GoG delegation to FIFA was led by the Minister of Youth and Sports – Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Samuel Abu Jinapor [Deputy Chief of Staff], Kojo Oppong Nkrumah [Minister of Information, designate], Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame [Deputy Attorney General] and Dr. Kofi Amoah [Head, FIFA/CAF liaison team].

After the discussion the two parties [GoG and FIFA] settled on the following ways to clear the path for football to continue;

Asante Kotoko
Asante Kotoko
1 The Governments of Ghana and FIFA have committed to work together to offer leadership in reforming football administration in Ghana and in Africa.

2 That the GoG and FIFA shall work closely to eradicate corruption and malfeasance and other associated criminal conduct from the administration of football in Ghana.

3 The GoG and FIFA shall establish a joint force to create proper disciplinary, governance and auditing mechanisms as well as ensure that persons who are found culpable are punished in accordance with Ghanaian domestic laws and FIFA statutes.

4 FIFA upon consultation with the GoG and CAF shall establish a normalization committee to replace the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association.

5 FIFA in consultation with the GoG and CAF shall appoint persons with integrity and competence to constitute the membership of the normalization committee;

6 Satisfied with the above measures, the GoG shall take steps to discontinue the process for the winding up of the Ghana Football Association.

Ghana football came to a halt on June 7, 2018 following the public premiering of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ documentary on match-fixing and corruption which was code named Number 12 – “When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm.”