Normalisation Committee gets six-month extension

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Dr Kofi Amoah (middle) is leading a four-member team to normalise football

The world governing football body, FIFA, have extended the mandate of the Normalisation Committee (NC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) by six months following the four-member team impressive work so far.

The extension follows FIFA's decision to give the four-member team more time to develop a road map for the election of a new GFA body that will run Ghana football.

Announcing the extension during a press conference on March 22 in Accra, the chairman of the NC, Dr Kofi Amoah, revealed that FIFA wrote to them to notify them of its decision to extend their mandate until September 30 having been impressed with their work so far.

"As things stand now, we have been given another six months extension by FIFA to finalize our work.

"I can however confirm to you that we have until September 30 to finish our work and submit our final report to FIFA," he said.

The NC was constituted by FIFA to steer the affairs of football in the country following an expose by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which unveiled gross corruption in football.

The expose however led to the then President of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, being banned for life from the game by FIFA following a petition by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.