View Full Version : GFA To Employ Presecutor To Handle Disciplinary Issues With Dispatch

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
28th September 2012, 02:01 AM
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has decided to employ the services of a permanent legal head to take charge of the disciplinary issues arising out of association football from next season.

The decision is to help improve the administration of justice in disciplinary matters in time instead of the long spate such issues are often handled by the current Disciplinary Committee of the GFA.

GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi announced this new plan at the two-day Ordinary Congress which opened at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre at Prampram yesterday.

According to Mr Nyantakyi even though the Disciplinary Committee had often done its best in the discharge of its duties, it often took time to making its ruling, an action which usually do not go down well with those involved.

The GFA therefore, thinks, the time had come for swift action and decisions to be made to resolve some of the delicate and obvious disciplinary issues that arise and after reviewing the options, the best way thus, was to get someone who will be available on daily basis.

“ The GFA will thus employ a retired prosecutor or a legal practitioner who will be available from Monday to Friday to handle such issues.”

Another novelty that the GFA will introduce next season, Mr Nyantakyi announced, is the National Women’s League.

Hon Clement Kofi Humado, the Minister of Youth and Sports, who also address the Congress, commended the GFA for the proposed amendments to the Statutes and expressed the hope that those changes, if adopted, will inure to the benefit of Ghana football.

He also assured the GFA and Congress of government’s continued and commitment not only to association football but also to all the national teams to ensure that they did not just qualify for the various international competitions but excelled when they participated in such events.

The two-day congress is the officially signifies the end of the 2011-12 season and also ushers in the 2012-13 season.

Apart from the opening session, members also went through the reports presented by the president and the acting General Secretary of the GFA, Mr Emmanuel Gyimah as well as had a first reading of the GFA’s Strategic Business Plan.

The major business for today will be the approval of the proposed amendment of the Rules and Regulations.