Sunday Oct 28, 2018. 09:15
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee (N.C) had fruitful talks with club owners and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Premier and Division one league clubs in the Western African country.
According to the GFA website, the meeting, very well attended with top football personalities from across the length and breadth of the country, addressed among other things, three key issues namely:
- Participation of Ghanaian clubs in the 2018/19 CAF Inter Club Competitions
- Cessation of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League
- Restarting domestic football activities in Ghana
Dan Kwaku Yeboah, the spokesperson of the Normalization Committee, issued the following statement after the meeting.
"The GFA Normalization Committee and the clubs unanimously agreed that Ghana would not put forward candidates for the 2018/19 CAF Inter Club competitions, and have resolved to channel their energies toward the reformation process."
"The Normalization Committee is in the process of designing a special competition to engage the clubs whilst the reforms are in progress. A consensus was reached that the N.C will communicate to the clubs when modalities for the special competition are finalised. The finality of the 2017/18 league will be determined by the Normalization committee upon further engagements."
"They pledged to seek clarity from FIFA on club versus player contract row that has arisen as a result of the abrupt cessation of the 2017/18 league. The GFA Normalization Committee will continue to serve as a platform for information gathering from major football constituents and the general public in our forward march towards rebranding Ghana football."
"All four members of the GFA Normalization committee namely: Vice President Lucy Quist, Madam Naa Odofoley Nortey, Dr Kofi Amoah and Mr Kofi Duah Adonteng, were present at the meeting. President of the Ghana League Clubs Association, Mr Cudjoe Fiano, and his executives were also in attendance," a statement read.