Ghana’s normalisation committee won’t have foreign members, says Yeboah


Fifa / Caf Liaison Team communications director Dan Kweku Yeboah says no foreigner will be part of the normalisation committee for Ghana football which will be announced this week.

A three-man delegation led by Nigeria FA president and acting Caf vice-president Amaju Pinnick, Fifa’s Director and Member Associations Veron Mosengo Omba and Nicola Luca, Fifa’s manager of Member Associations, arrived in the country on Tuesday and are expected to conclude all discussions by Friday.

“The three-man delegation from Fifa has arrived safely in the country and will meet the Youth and Sports minister today (Wednesday). What I can say is that there will be no foreigner in the normalisation committee which will be announced based on precedents elsewhere,” Yeboah told Goal.

“It will be very shocking to see a foreigner as part of the committee because even in Uruguay and Cameroon which are the countries that have recently had such situations, the indigenous people handled their own affairs with support and guidance by Fifa,” he added.

Yeboah, however, was tight-lipped on the number of people expected to be announced, amid reports that they have settled on five members.

“I cannot confirm the number of people that will be appointed. Although reports suggest that it may be either a five or seven-member committee. The delegation leaves Ghana by Friday so I can’t confirm for now.

“We’re expecting a smooth discussion with the delegation and they will even give out the roadmap on how they want to handle issues especially how the committee members will be announced,” he said.

The normalisation committee whose mandate will expire by March 31, 2019, will run Ghana FA’s daily affairs and cooperate with the special task force once it has been set up by FIFA, CAF and the Government of Ghana.

The normalisation committee will review the GFA statutes to ensure compliance with the requirements of FIFA and CAF, and conduct elections of a GFA executive committee on the basis of the revised GFA statutes


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