It shouldn’t take government to solve football issues – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said, football mismanagement is not a serious problem that should call for urgent government intervention.

The president made this known during a media interaction on Wednesday at the Flagstaff House adding that, his government was not ready to interfere in the administration of football in the country.

The president noted that, the Football Association must be independent of any form executive control and so expected the Association to deal with their own issues with the executive arm not interfering.

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

“And that those who are involved in football administration in the country would deal with issues of mismanagement, if there is mismanagement,” the president said.

He said it shouldn’t take government intervention to solve football problems, adding he expected the football administrators to manage their own issues.

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

“My understanding is that, it is a basic rule that FIFA is insistent on that. There should be no executive interference in the administration football anywhere,” he stated.

Source: GNA

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