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#Number12: COP Kofi Boakye to investigate Nyantakyi, other GFA officials

Author: Kweku Zurek
#Number12: COP Kofi Boakye to investigate Nyantakyi, other GFA officials
#Number12: COP Kofi Boakye to investigate Nyantakyi, other GFA officials

A Commissioner of the Ghana Police Service, COP Kofi Boakye has been mandated by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to adjudicate a bribery scandal involving more than 70 referees and several of its high-profile officials.

A statement signed by the GFA's General Secretary Isaac Addo said his outfit will not interfere in the work of COP Boakye, who is the Chairman of the GFA Ethics Committee.

COP Boakye, a lawyer, heads a similar position in the Ghana Police Service known as Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS).

"The conduct of the said Officials has been referred to the GFA Ethics Committee chaired by COP Kofi Boakye to go through the Judicial Process," the statement said.

"The GFA shall not interfere in the works of the Ethics Committee and shall embrace any decision that the Ethics Committee may come out with".

The statement added that all Officials of the GFA, shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct, in the Tiger Eye PI documentary titled Number 12 shall step aside from their positions and steer away from all football-related activities with immediate effect.


Read the entire GFA statement below;

PRESS RELEASE

The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) met on June 8, 2018 and decided as follows:

1. All Officials of the GFA, shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct, in the Tiger Eye PI documentary titled Number 12 shall step aside from their positions and steer away from all football related activities with immediate effect.

2. The conduct of the said Officials has been referred to the GFA Ethics Committee chaired by COP Kofi Boakye to go through the Judicial Process.

3. The GFA shall not interfere in the works of the Ethics Committee and shall embrace any decision that the Ethics Committee may come out with.

4. That the Referees Committee has been dissolved.

5. That all the competitions of the GFA have temporary been put on hold.

6. That a five-member team composed of Messrs Kweku Eyiah (Leader), Benjamin Nab Eyison, Kurt Okraku (Spokesperson), Isaac Addo and Samuel Opoku Nti has been tasked to meet Government for a resolution of the current impasse as well as draw up a program for lasting reforms.

7. The GFA shall soon come out with a roadmap for the elections of a substantive President in accordance with its Statutes.

8. That the GFA wishes to assure the general public that it shall take all legitimate steps to restore confidence and trust in the beautiful game. In this respect as a first step, the GFA wishes to offer its sincerest and unconditional apologies to the entire nation and all our stakeholders.

SIGNED ISAAC ADDO

GENERAL SECRETARY