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FIFA stops GFA Officials from attending planned meeting in Zurich

The world football governing body, FIFA, upon government’s recommendation, has prevented Elmina Sharks CEO, Papa Kwesi Ndoum, and four other football officials from attending a scheduled meeting in Zurich, Switzerland.

FIFA explained that it had to withdraw the invitations to the planned meeting for the football officials Thursday June 28 due to the Ghanaian government’s insistence that the court injunction against the FA is still valid, and the FA officials’ participation in the meeting would be against relevant laws, and may be liable to sanctions.

According to a letter signed by the Senior Development Manager of CAF, Solomon Mudege to the GFA, FIFA explained that the Ghanaian FA officials could not be a part of the meeting because of the injunction placed on the Association’s activities following the Anas exposé.

FIFA followed up its meeting with government officials last Friday with an invitation to both the FA and government for another meeting at its headquarters today.

Mr Ndoum was to represent the elite clubs to discuss how league football could be revived, while GFA officials, Kweku Eyiah, Isaac Addo, Nana Sam Brew Butler, and Alex Asante were to represent the FA.

Mr. Asante’s key role was to help facilitate the Ghana women’s U-20 team’s participation at the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup in France in August.

FIFA will now meet a delegation from government Friday the 29th of June.

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame, Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Jinapor and MP for Agona West, Cynthia Morrison, left the country last night for Zurich for the meeting.

FIFA assures of its commitment to resolving the current issues in Ghana football.

Source: CITI

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