17 January 2019

Ghana: NC Will Deliver On Its Mandate - Dr Amoah

Ghana Football Association's (GFA) Normalisation Committee (NC) says it was capable of handling its mandate of football reformation and the additional duties of organising a special competition to keep the clubs busy.

Dr Kofi Amoah, Chairman of the Committee said it has capable and competent members to handle the dual role and urged Ghanaians to be calm about the quality of work to be delivered.

That assurance is expected to calm the nerves of enthusiasts that have raised concerns over the Committee's competence to organise a keen competition for clubs against the fact that they have a specific time frame to end their mandate.

But on the sidelines of Tuesday's inauguration of six ad hoc committees to play special roles as far as the game's reforms were concerned, the NC Chairman, Dr Kofi Amoah, said the NC would work with the selected personnel to deliver a good package for Ghanaian football fans.

Commenting on Kotoko's participation in Africa this year, he expressed the NC's delight in considering and acting on their request to compete in the ongoing CAF Confederations Cup since the decision has paid-off.

Kotoko petitioned the NC in October last year to allow them participate in the 2018/2019 CAF Confederations Cup as current holders of the FA Cup at the time the GFA was dissolved.

The committee heeded to their request and granted them permission to be Ghana's sole torchbearer in the continental competition this year.

Dr Amoah said football in the country was gradually regaining popularity among followers due to the committee's bold decision to allow Kotoko partake in this year's Confederations Cup.

"People are beginning to have confidence in our football. Fans are gradually returning to our stadiums and we have witnessed it in the games Kotoko have played. We see the pride this is bringing to Ghanaians; this is a good sign as we attempt to rebuild our game."

Dr Amoah disclosed that the clubs are now ready to compete in the NC's special tournament for clubs with a few fine details that have to be reached by both parties.

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