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“No executive interference in football matters” – Ghana Prez

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday reechoed his government will continue to refrain from meddling in the affairs of football management in the country.

Reacting to a question on his administration probing alleged mismanagement of the game by the Ghana FA, the President indicated his appreciation of the world football governing body, Fifa’s rules, saying it is up to the managers of football in the country to ensure that such allegations are investigated and persons found guilty sanctioned.

“As far as mismanagement within the Football Association is concerned, my understanding is that GFA by Fifa rules is supposed to be an independent organization.

“Those who are involved in football administration in this country will deal with issues of mismanagement,” Nana Addo stated during an encounter with the media at the Flagstaff House.

“I don’t believe it’s in an area where the government should intervene to sort things out if things need to be sorted out. Those in the industry, in the sector, those in football are the ones who are meant to deal with football issues.

“My understanding is that is the basic rule that Fifa is very insistent on that there should be no executive interference in the administration of football anywhere,” he added.

Vice-President Mahamadu Bawumia had earlier made same case when the Confederation of African Football chief Ahmad Ahmad paid a visit to the seat of government in September last year

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The Ghana Football Association, which has failed to meet its target of financial autonomy, heavily depends on government funds to manage the various national teams.





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