The Ghana Football Association’s Normalisation Committee has began consulting major football stakeholders on the country’s new football statutes for governing the game in the West African country.
The meeting is in line with the NC’s roadmap for engaging stakeholders between 20th July 2019 – 19th August 2019. Representative from the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service and representatives from the Coaches Association of Ghana (CAG) will also be engaged.
FIFA unveiled the four-member ad hoc team last September and tasked them to among other duties, review the country’s existing football statutes in accordance with FIFA’s article 15.
The proposed new statues has been leaked into the media space leading to major discussions on some portions of the statutes with eligibility dominating the talk.
President of Amidaus Professionals Baba Gedo and Joojo Duncan who is owner of Proud United both confirmed the meeting Sunyani-based Nimdie FM.
“The meeting took place and we took a look at the various areas of the proposed statutes. Naa Odofoley was very receptive and emphasized that the NC wants to leave exactly on their date so we should cooperate with them,” Joojo Duncan revealed.
Ghana Sports investigations reveal that the NC is engaging the club owners and football stakeholders in batches.
Administrators who took part in the first meeting were Joojo Duncan, Abdul Salam Yakubu, Baba Gedo, Kurt Okraku, Alhaji Grusah, Fred Pappoe, Wilson Arthur, Charles Ntim, Cudjoe Fianoo, Nana Butler, John Ansah, while Hearts of Oak bankroller Togbe Afede XIV delegated Alhaji Akanbi to represent him.
Berekum Chelsea bankroller Obed Nketiah as well as George Afriyie and other members are expected to take their turns on Thursday.
Proposal from all stakeholders will be factored into the new statutes for further reviews and forwarded to FIFA for final approval.
By El Akyereko
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