FIFA Nominates Amaju Pinnick to head Ghana FA normalization team

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FIFA has picked the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick to lead a normalization committee tasked with getting Ghana’s FA running again.

Pinnick’s latest appointment was relayed through a letter from FIFA General Secretary, Fatma Samoura yesterday. Those saddled with the responsibility of assisting Pinnick in his new mission are CAF’s Director, Member Associations, Veron Mosengo Omba and the Manager, Member Associations, Mr. Nicola Luca.

The government of Ghana in August sent a delegation to Zurich and met with officials of FIFA, comprising its president, Gianni Infantino, and Secretary-General, Samoura. Both sides then agreed to a roadmap to reform Ghanaian football.

The agreement ended almost nine weeks of uncertainty about the government’s planned action to clean up football in the county and ban threat from FIFA over the government’s intervention.

The same kind of ban threat was also issued to Nigeria but was waved when the government responded adequately through the office of the then Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo in spite of the position personally taken by Nigeria’s sports minister Solomon Dalung. The Ghanaian FA was brought down following an exposé in June on widespread corruption in the administration of the Ghana football.

When the government and FIFA met in Zurich during the period both sides decided on the withdrawal of a legal suit to dissolve the Ghana Football Association and the establishment of a normalization committee to supervise the reforms.

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