Godfred Dame: FIFA does not recognise the Ghanaian FA

Godfred Dame: FIFA does not recognise the Ghanaian FA

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jun 27, 2018. 17:00

According to Ghana’s deputy attorney general, Godfred Dame, FIFA does not recognise the current Football Association’s administration.

Dame said the highest football governing body FIFA is very unhappy with the current crisis in Ghana football that it could not afford audience to the embattled FA at the meeting with government last Friday.

The attorney general was reacting to comments made by former spokesperson of the GFA, Randy Abbey who said that government erred in its attempt to dissolve the FA.

The law expert said the Switzerland-based organisation had initially wanted to meet the FA in Ghana, but when its three representatives arrived in Ghana, they decided it was not worth it.

"It is quite clear from the statement jointly signed by FIFA and the government delegation, a member of which I was, that FIFA does not even recognise the current FA administration," he said Times of Ghana.

"It is important to note that the invitation for the meeting was extended by FIFA. Initially, they had indicated they wanted to meet with the members of the FA first then meet with the government.

"On arrival in Ghana, they decided that was a wrong idea. They abandoned the idea because as far as they are concerned they do not want to legitimise the operations of this FA administration."

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