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#Number 12: COP Kofi Boakye to probe 'bribe taking referees'-GFA Statement

Written by  Jun 10, 2018
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has tasked COP Kofi Boakye to probe the alleged bribery scandal against som\e 70 referees captured in Anas’ Number 12 expose. A statement signed by General Secretary of the GFA, Mr. Isaac Addo said COP Kofi Boakye who is Chairman of the Ethics Committee will have a free hand to deal with rot. The 8 point statement among other issues said: ‘’That the GFA wishes to assure the general public that it shall take all legitimate steps to restore confidence and trust in the beautiful game. In this respect as a first step, the GFA wishes to offer its sincerest and unconditional apologies to the entire nation and all our stake holders.’’ Read Below the full statement PRESS RELEASE The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) met on June 8, 2018 and decided as follows: 1. All Officials of the GFA, shown to have allegedly committed various acts of misconduct, in the Tiger Eye PI documentary titled Number 12 shall step aside from their positions and steer away from all football related activities with immediate effect. 2. The conduct of the said Officials has been referred to the GFA Ethics Committee chaired by COP Kofi Boakye to go through the Judicial Process. 3. The GFA shall not interfere in the works of the Ethics Committee and shall embrace any decision that the Ethics Committee may come out with. 4. That the Referees Appointment Committee has been dissolved. 5. That all the competitions of the GFA have temporary been put on hold. 6. That a five member team comprising of Messrs Kweku Eyiah (Leader), Benjamin Nab Eyison, Kurt Okraku (Spokesperson), Isaac Addo and Samuel Opoku Nti has been tasked to meet Government for a resolution of the current impasse as well as draw up a program for lasting reforms. 7. The GFA shall soon come out with a road map for the elections of a substantive President in accordance with its Statutes. 8. That the GFA wishes to assure the general public that it shall take all legitimate steps to restore confidence and trust in the beautiful game. In this respect as a first step, the GFA wishes to offer its sincerest and unconditional apologies to the entire nation and all our stake holders. SIGNED ISAAC ADDO GENERAL SECRETARY

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