Federation International of Football Association, FIFA have directed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to suspend the amendment of its statutes at the upcoming Ordinary Congress.
Ahead of the GFA’S 26th Ordinary Congress scheduled for September 1, 2020, several stakeholders have expressed their grievances after the Executive Council rejected a proposal for an amendment to the statutes.
Techiman City Football Club took steps to place an injunction on the upcoming Congress as a result of the removal of the statutes amendment proposal from the agenda of next week’s Congress.
In a letter from FIFA sent to the various clubs by the GFA, the world football governing body has indicated that no attempt to amend the statutes should be put on hold.
“….we urge the GFA to prolong the said Statutory changes proposed to the 26th Ordinary Congress and to initiate discussions with FIFA thereon as soon as possible.
“Additionally and as a whole, we expect GFA, and in particular its members, to comply with the revised GFA Statutes as adopted in 2019, in particular the transitional clause guaranteeing the transition to a new model for the GFA Congress (e.g. art. 81 par.6 of the GFA statutes currently in force)”, a FIFA letter to the GFA said.
According to the body, extensive consultations will need to take place between the Ghana FA and FA before any form of amendment is made.
Below is FIFA’s response to GFA on the statutes amendment
The 26th Ordinary GFA Congress will take place on September 1 at the GFA Technical Centre (Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram).