My govt cannot fight corruption at GFA – President Akufo-Addo


Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana


President Nana Akufo-Addo has distanced himself from the work of the Ghana Football Association saying that it is not his place to fight the supposed rot that plagues the football governing body.

The president was answering a question asked by Multimedia sports journalist Countryman Songo.

Countryman Songo


There have been calls from a section of the public for President Akufo Addo to also consider Sports as one of the key areas to be scrutinised by the Special Prosecutor.

The President However argued that it will be against FIFA rules for his government to interfere with work of the Football Association and charged the stakeholders involved to be proactive in dealing with issues surrounding the development of the sport in the country.

Speaking to journalists at the Flagstaff House on Wednesday, 17 January, as part of his second encounter with the media, the president said:

“My understanding is that the football administration body, by FIFA rules, is independent and devoid of executive interference. Those in the sector are the ones who are supposed to deal with mismanagement.”