Ghana's interim football body proposes new tourney

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-07 22:12:23|Editor: Liu
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ACCRA, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Normalization Committee (NC) running football in Ghana on Wednesday said it has proposed to organize a special competition to keep clubs active, five months after the government dissolved all football related activities in the country.

In a meeting with the parliamentary committee on Youth, Sports and Culture, the chairman of the NC Kofi Amoah emphasized his outfit's effort at raising 7.2 million Ghana cedis or 1.53 million U.S. dollars to finance a competition format that will rejuvenate Ghana football and bring back the thrills and excitement in the local game.

Amoah said the first instinct was to raise the money from corporate Ghana, however as a result of the difficulty in raising sponsorship for domestic football for obvious reasons, the NC has petitioned the government to underwrite what was needed as a catalyst to organize this competition which has been created to test some potential solutions to present Ghana football challenges.

The Chairperson for the Parliamentary committee, Alex Kofi Agyekum, expressed confidence in the Normalization team and stressed the need to build an FA that will steer clear of conflict of interest.

He further assured the NC of their support to ensure the transformation of football in Ghana.

The Ghana Premier League was suspended indefinitely after the airing of the investigate piece by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas where some top officials of the FA were captured on video engaged in corrupt practices.

FIFA and government resorted to the constitution of the NC to govern football activities in Ghana until the election of a new administration.

The proposed tournament is expected to fill the void created by the truncated top flight league as well as sustaining the interest of the football fans.