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GHALCA snubbed by sports minister

THE QUEST of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) to take over the running of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and call for an emergency congress has fallen flat on its face after Sports Minister, Mr Isaac Asiamah, rejected both proposals.

Mr Asiamah said the government would go ahead with plans to dissolve the GFA in the court and that until such a time any such proposal to run it could not hold, not even on interim basis.

The ministry also rejected GHALCA’s call for an emergency congress to elect new leadership.

GHALCA met the minister on Monday night to find solutions to the crises that had hit the GFA, following the recently aired ‘Anas expose, which has culminated in the government halting all football activities in the country.

The seven-member entourage was made up of the chairman of GHALCA, Mr Kudjo Fianoo, Executive Member, Mr George Amoako, Wilson Arthur, Mr George Afriyie, Mr Ernest Kufuor, Mr Kweku Eyiah and Nana Sam Brew Butler.

They were to dialogue with the sports minister on the need to allow GHALCA to handle the situation in a bid to bring an everlasting peace to football in the country.

“The clubs today, in our emergency meeting, have decided as custodians to handle the matter at hand. We cannot sit unconcerned,” Mr Fianoo noted after the meeting.

The former Ashanti Gold Chief Executive Officer noted that after the meeting with the sports minister, they were hopeful of having a mutual understanding to pave the way for the clubs to handle the issue to bring back good football to the people of Ghana.

“About 42 representatives voted for this decision and I think it is a step in the right direction,” he said.

However, the ministry has stated that they are not interested in those options and so will go ahead with their plans.

With the government not funding clubs in the country, it would be interesting to see how the government can carry out these plans without drawing the ire of FIFA.


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