Kwabena Agyei Agyapong finally speaks on Ghana Football- “Time to go back to the basics” Featured

16 Jun 2018
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Suspended General Secretary of NPP Kwabena Agyapong Suspended General Secretary of NPP Kwabena Agyapong

Embattled General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyapong believes the time has come for Government to take over the Ghana Football Association as it used to be in times past.

According to the politician who’s also a veteran football administrator and a journalist he believes the decision by the former NPP administration in 2005 to support the separation of the GFA from government marked the genesis of all the troubles in Ghana football.

Mr. Agyapong is of the view that, the previous system where the government used to appoint candidates to be to elected as President of the GFA was the best as it ensured proper accountability at the GFA.

“After the reforms in 2005 to allow the clubs to solely elect the President of the GFA only meant the government had relinquish its authority to the clubs which shouldn’t have been the case”.

“After 2005 monies begun to come into the game and because government had relinquish its authority, there was no way it could’ve ensured accountability hence the situation we’re in now”.

“At the time we were going to do those reforms, as someone in government I spoke against the decision but they never listen so at this stage am happy government has realize how bad the decision was after all the revelations in the Anas video and hope and pray we revisit those times where the government used to nominate the GFA President”.

By Benjamin Owusu 

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