Fifa threatens ban on Ghana for football enquiry

Ghana risks an international ban if the government-ordered Commission of Enquiry into its World Cup campaign goes ahead under its current terms of reference, Fifa has said.
Football’s world governing body has sent a strong written warning to the Ghana Football Association.
It reads: “We would like to remind you Fifa member associations must manage their affairs independently, without any third party influence.”
FIFA stated that the commission is not the appropriate body to carry out such investigations, insisting that the GFA’s Congress is the only competent body to undertake such an exercise.
After a disastrous campaign in which more than US$3m had to be flown from Ghana to Brazil to pay theBlack Stars – two of whom were later thrown out of camp for disciplinary reasons – Ghana President John Mahama called for a review.
However, Fifa prohibits governmental interference in the running of a national association.
And in its letter to the GFA, dated 7 August, it added: “Should any decision be rendered by the Commission against GFA officials thereby removing them from office, it would be considered as interference in the GFA affairs and the case would be brought to Fifa’s highest instances for appropriate sanctions.”
Credit: BBC

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