Owner of Elmina Sharks FC who is also the founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is suggesting that club owners should organise their football competition since government will soon dissolve Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The decision by the government to dissolve the football association follows the premier of a video by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas on Wednesday June 6, 2018 where some football officials were caught in the video taking bribes to influence matches.
In a statement issued by Dr Nduom, it said, ‘It may be time to organize an alternative football competition, a private sector initiative led by club owners – with discipline’.
He observed that there is crisis in Ghana football.
A section of Ghanaians have called on the government to dissolve the FA and damn FIFA punishment.
Read details of his full statement released on Friday, June 8, 2018:
Where should the solution to the crisis in football in Ghana come from?
There is no question that there is a crisis in football in Ghana. So whose responsibility is it to solve the crisis? Sportswriters, players, football team Managers, association executives, government officials and many others have jumped into the arena.
What about the owners of the football clubs? The people who have invested hundreds of thousands of Cedis, sometimes millions to give employment to players, coaches, administrators, and others?
Not too long ago, I wrote about the problems encountered in the football league including corruption and received all manner of insults and accusations. With the Anas #12 video, everyone is jumping into the act. Some are even bypassing the rules and regulations that govern association football.
It may be time to organize an alternative football competition, a private sector initiative led by club owners – with discipline.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom