Ghana government, FIFA meeting called off
The proposed meeting between the Government of Ghana, led by Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Minister for Youth and Sports and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), has been called off.
The meeting was originally fixed for Friday, June 22, in Accra.
Information gathered by the GNA Sports indicates that, the move was influenced by government’s decision to seek for broader consultation before meeting FIFA.
According to the information, government wanted to have further dialogue with key stakeholders, before meeting the world’s football controlling body over the recent attempt to dissolve the GFA, after a video on documentary on bribery and corruption in Ghana football by ace journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas.
Mr. Elvis Adjei-Baah, head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Youth and Sports confirmed this in an interview with GNA Sports.
“We have written to them requesting for a later date for the meeting so we satisfy all internal factors.
“Government wants to exhaust all avenues and due process must be followed before the said meeting,” he added.
The meeting between both parties was scheduled for Friday June 22, with a three man delegation scheduled to arrive on Thursday, June 21.
The meeting was to discuss the current impasse that has engulfed the GFA after the airing of a documentary on bribery and corruption in Ghana Football.