Ghana FA to hold urgent meeting to discuss raid

Karim Farouk, Wednesday 8 Dec 2010

Association calls government raid "an affront to the rule of law"

Kwesi Nyantakyi
Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi

The Ghana Football Association has said it will hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday to discuss the raid conducted by government agents on their offices on Tuesday.

"After the meeting the position of the FA would be communicated," the GFA spokesman Randy Abbey was quoted as saying on a statement posted on the FA’s official website.

"I believe that this is clearly an affront to the rule of law and without respect for good corporate governance," he added.

Agents of the Serious Fraud Unit (SFU) arrived at the Ghana Football Association with a court warrant, took away computers and mobile phones and prevented workers from entering the premises including the President of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

"They had a search warrant to search and retrieve documents and they decided that they would take the PCs and documents.” Abbey said.

Ghana had already been warned by FIFA last week about governmental pressure to impose Abedi Pele for the vacant membership of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee. They could face sanctions and suspensions by FIFA.

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