Sports News of Thursday, 5 September 2019
In a bid to improve transparency and accountability in Ghana football, audited accounts of the Ghana Football Association will be published in the dailies.
The yearly audits will be conducted by independent and external auditors appointed by Congress.
“The auditors shall be appointed for a period of three years and be internationally recognised entities. This mandate may be renewed.
“The audited accounts will be published in the national dailies in compliance with the Company Act of Ghana.”
The new statutes were approved at Thursday’s Extraordinary Congress with an almost unanimous endorsement from the delegates.
Other amendments approved at the Congress were the limiting of the tenure of the GFA President to two terms of four years each and the reduction of the members of the Congress to 120.
Erasing the doubts
The use of the GFA’s funds has been a major issue, particularly for football fans who believe the football management body’s finances have not been used judiciously enough.
Prior to the investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, several claims of corruption had been made against the Association and then-President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
These allegations had been rebuffed constantly by the GFA but public perception remains largely negative.
The GFA will hope that this new measure will erase any lingering doubts about the integrity of the Association.
In July, FIFA approved the recommendations made to the statutes of the GFA.
Dr. Kofi Amoah had said earlier in an interview with GTV Sports that FIFA had assessed the recommendations for the statutes and what that would mean for the start of football in Ghana once again.