Even before their inauguration, the chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (Ghalca), Cudjoe Fianoo, has recused himself from the interim committee set up by the government to “oversee the administration of Ghana Football”.
Fianoo had willingly accepted to serve as the secretary of the five-member committee to be chaired by Dr. Kofi Amoah with the likes of former Black Stars captain Abedi Pele, Rev. Osei Kofi and Sports Journalist Eva Okyere as members.
Confirming his decision to reporters after an emergency meeting by Ghalca on Monday, Fianoo explained:
“The highest office of the land gave me an appointment but I need to weigh the pros and cons of the appointment in relation to my position as Ghalca chairman. Just from a cursory look, I could see that there is a level of conflict.
“If the government had come to Ghalca for us pick a member to join the committee or the Ghalca general assembly had asked me to represent them on that committee, I would not have any problem.
“For now, I have assured my members of good leadership hence my decision not to serve on the committee,” he said in a statement.
Government is in the process of dissolving the Ghana FA as allegations of corruption have been leveled against its former president Kwesi Nyantakyi and other top officials following an undercover investigation into its operations.
Last week, government secured a 10-day injunction from an Accra High Court on officials of the Ghana Football Association and football activities in the country.