NC president excited about GFA Extraordinary Congress’ success

Author: Beatrice Laryea
A section of the delegates at the congress

The president of the Normalisation Committeee, Dr Kofi Amoah has expressed satisfaction with the success of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Extraordinary Congress which took place at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra on Thursday.

Speaking after 115 of the 123 expected delegates voted to adopt the new GFA statutes., Dr Amoah noted that the event marked a significant move towards the restoration of normalcy to the nation’s favourite sport.

With the decision, Ghana has inched a step closer to resuming regular football activities as it paves the way for an electoral congress to select a new GFA leadership and subsequent return of the local league.

Dr Kofi Amoah

“This is a landmark breakthrough and we must applaud President Nana Akufo-Addo, FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, FIFA Secretary General, Madam Fatma Samoura and CAF President Ahmed Ahmed for this historic and landmark bridge that will create FIFA and the independent state’s crossover legislation for exorcising malfeasance from football,” Dr Amoah said.

He continued: "It is also important for this Congress to embrace this new landmark opening that should help focus our energies more on football development and less on the discussion of football politics and issues of bad governance.”

Thursday’s meeting was mainly to review and adopt the new GFA statutes as well as regulations on elections to pave way for an electoral congress.