Former Ghanaian international Anthony Wally Yeboah, says he is not aware of his inclusion in any team set up by government to spearhead Ghana Football Association, stating he will think twice when officially contacted to do so.
Reports emerged on Tuesday that Government has appointed former Black Stars players Abedi Ayew Pele, Anthony Yeboah and Dr. Kofi Amoah to form a 3-member Interim Management Committee to oversee the restructuring of Ghana Football but the former Black Stars talisman says he hasn’t been told anything formally.
”I haven’t been contacted officially to be part of any team to spearhead any GFA reforms’’ the Leeds United and Eintracht Frankfurt striker told Kumasi based Abusua FM.
He continued ”I have only heard the rumors with some friends calling to congratulate me but the fact remain that nobody has contacted me to do any work.”
Quizzed whether he’s ready to embrace the said appointment when contacted, he replied ”I will think about it with my family and then take a final decision because the GFA job isn’t that easy since it will take some before we can rebuild the collapsed system”.
This decision to form an interim team to oversee a reformation of Ghana football follows the announcement by government that it plans on using all the legal process available to dissolve the current Ghana Football Association.
Government’s resolve to literally dismantle the current structure of the GFA comes on the back of the explosive exposé done by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas which was premiered in Accra on June 6.
The exposé, which was done over a two-year span, captured several match officials receiving bribes to compromise Ghana Premiere League games. It also revealed the deep-seated rot and corruption at the FA when it comes to player selection into the various national teams, and how sponsorship deals for the league and national teams are dubiously negotiated.
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi who was the most high-profile personality caught in the exposé has since resigned as GFA President, and has also relinquish his position as CAF Vice President, WAFA Zone B President and FIFA Executive Council Member. He is also currently serving a 90- day suspension by FIFA pending investigations into his conduct which may be in breach of the FIFA code of ethics.
With Nyantakyi gone, government is keen on cleaning up the mess, and will heavily involve ex-players in its attempts to restore the integrity of Ghana football.