Outspoken and controversial football club administrator Abdul Karim Grusah claims Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has told him the government wants to dissolve the Ghana FA for partizan political reasons.
Grusah, credited for nurturing many Ghanaian talents including former Bundesliga stars Samuel Osei Kuffuor and Ibrahim Tanko, says the Ghanaian government is bent on dissolving the GFA because there are more members of the opposition National Democratic Congress.
The King Faisal bankroller refers to himself as a long-standing of the ruling party and claims to have had various meetings with the Sports Minister who is one of the key actors of the Ghanaian government’s stance against the GFA.
“I have been a member of the NPP for many many years even before Asiamah joined the party. I voted with President Akufo-Addo in 1969. But the step the government has taken is not right because in my meeting with Asiamah he mentioned they want to dissolve the GFA because there more NDC party members there,” Grusah told Accra-based Asempa FM.
He further battressed his point by extoling the virtues of E. T Mensah, saying though he was a minister from the NDC he was very much success because he knew how to handle things with the FA.
“E. T Mensah is one of the most successful Ministers we have had but during his time he knew how to work around things even when it came to voting. But he was from the NDC government,” he added.
The Ghanaian government is in court seeking to dissolve the GFA per the country’s company act with President Akufo-Addo emphasizing the point during his address on Saturday during a party gathering.
Government has filed a petition to an Accra High Court seeking to dissolve the country’s football governing body over corruption charges against some members of the Association.
The GFA through its legal wing has responded to the suite and is asking the court to lift the ex parte injunction placed on the GFA and it’s activities.
By El Akyereko
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