Ghana Football Association

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Ghana Football Association
Ghana Football Association logo
founding 1957
resolution June 2018
FIFA accession 1958
CAF membership 1958
president Kwesi Nyantakyi
Secretary General Kofi Nsiah
National teams Men's
national team , U-20 , U-17
national team

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) was the association of Ghanaian football clubs . It was founded in 1957 and joined both CAF and FIFA in 1958 . After serious allegations of bribery, the government ordered the dissolution of the association with immediate effect in June 2018. Kwesi Nyantakyi has been the last GFA president before the dissolution since 2005 .

Before the Ghana Football Association was founded, there was a football association in Ghana. The Gold Coast Amateur Football Association (GCAFA) was founded in 1952 and, after the political revolution and declaration of independence from the United Kingdom in 1957, was re-established as the Ghana Amateur Football Association (GAFA), later renamed to its current name. The first president was Ohene Djan in 1957 , who held this post until 1960 and, in an action with other African football associations, threatened FIFA with boycotting qualification for the 1966 World Cup if the African teams were not granted at least one place in the final round in England would. The national football stadium in the country is named after him. The GCAFA already played football games against other national teams, for example against those from Nigeria . Even before it was founded, international matches were fought, which are taken into account in the statistics of the RSSSF and ELO .

After a two-hour television report broadcast on June 6, 2018, allegations of bribery against association president Kwesi Nyantakyi and several Ghanaian arbitrators, Ghana's government announced the dissolution of the GFA. The report showed, among other things, how referees accepted the equivalent of 85 euros for postponing a game. A little later, the government ordered the dissolution of the association with immediate effect.

Individual evidence

  1. Ghana Football Association (GFA)
  2. Ghana - Ghana Football Association
  3. : GHANA
  4. Peter Alegi: African Soccer capes. How a Continent Changed World's Game . Ohio University Press, Athens / Ohio 2010, pp. 58, 68, 75 ( online )
  5. Bribery scandal: Ghana's government announces the dissolution of the football association. In: June 7, 2018, accessed June 8, 2018 .
  6. Corruption allegations: Ghana dissolves national football association. In: June 8, 2018, accessed June 8, 2018 .

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