Government has secured an interim injunction which restrains the Ghana Football Association from operating as presently constituted.
This is the first step in the move to liquidate the national football association following revelations of corruption in football via a video documentary by undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The work titled ‘Number 12’ exposed the-now-resigned president of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, other high-ranking members as well as match officials in acts which were in direct breach of the GFA and Fifa code of Ethics.
After the public viewing of the exposé, which had the office of the President of the Republic and some top officials smeared, government indicated its decision to dissolve the GFA.
Making her case in a petition for the dissolution of the GFA at an Accra High Court Tuesday, Attorney General Gloria Akuffo stated that the GFA was being used for illegal purposes hence the need to protect the public.
The AG succeeded in convincing presiding judge, Justice Samuel Asiedu, who granted the injunction request but for 10 days. The AG can however return to the court for renewal.
This means the current Ghana Football Association ceases to function. The Executive Committee, who held the fort after the resignation of President Kwesi Nyantakyi and the absence of a vice president, cannot carry out any official duties for or on behalf of the GFA.
The path being chart by government throws the already-delayed local calendar into disarray while risking a Fifa ban.