A former member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Dr Kofi Amoah, has been appointed as the chairman of a four-man Normalisation Committee to run Ghana Football for the next six months.
The former chairman of the FIFA/CAF liaison team was endorsed after last Wednesday’s interview by a three-man FIFA delegation led by Mr Veron Mosengo Omba to lead the much-anticipated reforms of Ghana Football.
Mr Omba, who made the announcement at a packed press conference at the GFA Conference Room on Thursday, also named Lucy Quist, former Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, as the Vice Chairperson, while Mr Kofi Dua-Adonteng, former Board member of Asante Kotoko and Managing Director of Ghana Post Company, and Miss Naa Nortey Odofoley are the members.
Unfortunately, Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula who was also interviewed by the FIFA team was dropped. No explanation was given by the FIFA team about the nominees who were dropped after the interview.
Highlighting the status and functions of the committee, Mr Luca Nicola, FIFA Manager for Member Associations, however, stated that the final confirmation of the members was conditioned upon the successful completion of an eligibility check which would be conducted by the FIFA Review Committee in accordance with the FIFA governamnce regulations.
“We would also like to stress that for the duration of the Normalisation Committee’s mandate, FIFA retains and reserves its right to revoke the mandate of one or several members of the committee and to nominate additional persons”, he said.
He stated that among the immediate functions of the committee is to carry out a forensic audit on the GFA’s accounts as soon as possible and also review the GFA statutes to ensure compliance with the requirements of FIFA and the implementation of the necessary reforms.
He disclosed that the committee will also act as an electoral committee whose decisions are final and binding, though its members will not be eligible for any of the open positions in the upcoming GFA elections under any circumstance.
According to Mr Nicola, the committee will work closely with FIFA and CAF on a regular basis and also submit monthly updates to the two bodies for their consideration.
While the committee’s mandate expires on March 31 next year, its tasks include running the GFA’s daily affairs and cooperate with the special task force to be set up by FIFA, CAF and the Government of Ghana, review the GFA statutes to ensure compliance with the requirements of FIFA and CAF, particularly Article 15 of the FIFA Statutes, and also organise and conduct elections of a GFA executive committee on the basis of the revised GFA statutes.