FIFA appoints football normalisation committee for Ghana

BY: Graphic Online
Gianni Infantino - FIFA President
Gianni Infantino - FIFA President

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has appointed a normalisation committee to run the daily affairs of the Ghana Football Association until March 31, 2019.

This follows the decision of government to discontinue the liquidation of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as well as FIFA's decision to discontinue the suspension of GFA.

The mandate of the normalisation committee, according to a statement issued by FIFA on Wednesday will include running the GFA’s daily affairs and cooperate with a special task force to be set up by FIFA, Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Government of Ghana.

"The suspension of the GFA will consequently not take effect," the statement said.

The statement said the normalisation committee shall be composed of an adequate number of members to be identified by a joint FIFA/CAF mission to be deployed to Ghana as soon as possible.

"All members of the normalisation committee must pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee. The normalisation committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections," the FIFA statement added.


It said the specified period of time during which the normalisation committee shall perform its functions shall expire when all of the above-mentioned tasks have been properly fulfilled, but by no later than 31 March 2019.

Below is a copy of FIFA's statement

Appointment of a normalisation committee in Ghana

Following the recent meeting between FIFA and Government of Ghana officials together with the head of the FIFA/CAF liaison team for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) concerning the situation of the GFA, and taking into consideration the subsequent withdrawal by Ghana authorities of the petition to liquidate the GFA, the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided on 27 August 2018 to appoint a normalisation committee for the GFA.

The suspension of the GFA will consequently not take effect.

The normalisation committee’s mandate will include the following tasks:

- To run the GFA’s daily affairs and cooperate with the special task force once it has been set up by FIFA, CAF and the Government of Ghana;

- To review the GFA statutes to ensure compliance with the requirements of FIFA and CAF, particularly art. 15 of the FIFA Statutes, and;

- Once the GFA statutes meet the requirements of FIFA and CAF, to organise and conduct elections of a GFA executive committee on the basis of the revised GFA statutes.

The normalisation committee shall be composed of an adequate number of members to be identified by a joint FIFA/CAF mission to be deployed to Ghana as soon as possible. All members of the normalisation committee must pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee. The normalisation committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections.

The specified period of time during which the normalisation committee shall perform its functions shall expire when all of the above-mentioned tasks have been properly fulfilled, but by no later than 31 March 2019.