President Akufo-Addo has dissolved the Ghana Football Association after a private investigative company, Tiger Eye PI documented rampant bribery and corruption in the game which is a passion for Ghanaians.
The dissolution comes 24 hours after the public screening of the documentary at the Accra International Conference Center reduced the Association to ridicule and severe trolling on social media.
The President of the Association was filmed collecting $65,000 from ‘investors’ to influence the president and vice-president to get road contracts.
He is under investigation for defrauding by false pretence.
Sources say a statement is expected from the Presidency communicating the President’s decision to dissolve the FA.
The dissolution is likely to attract a FIFA ban as it rules obliges member associations to manage their own affairs “independently and with no influence from third parties.”
FIFA banned Nigeria in 2014 after its High Court disbanned the Football Association after a poor showing at the World Cup in Brazil. A ban would mean no Ghanaian team, including club sides, can play in regional, continental or international competitions.