Fresh from a successful outing in Liberia, where
he was sent to supervise the country ’s football
association elections, FIFA has chosen Nigeria
Football Federation (NFF ) President, Amaju
Pinnick to lead a normalisation committee tasked
with getting Ghana ’ s FA running again .
FIFA relayed the latest appointment to Pinnick
through a letter from its General Secretary , Fatma
Samoura yesterday .CAF’ s Director , Member
Associations , Veron Mosengo Omba and the
Manager, Member Associations , Mr. Nicola Luca ,
will assist Pinnick in the new mission .
In August the government of Ghana 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 road map to reform Ghanaian
The agreement ended nearly nine weeks of
uncertainty about the government ’ s planned
action to clean up the game in the county and
ban threat from FIFA over the government ’s
intervention .
Similar ban threat was also hanging over Nigeria
until 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
When the government and FIFA met in Zurich
during the period both sides agreed the
withdrawal of a legal suit to dissolve the Ghana
Football Association and the establishment of a
normalisation committee to oversee the reforms .

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