The much-awaited Ghana Football Association (GFA) Extraordinary Congress finally came off at the Physicians and Surgeons Department in Accra.
The Normalisation Committee (NC) having served as interim managers of Ghana football since the premiere of Number 12 documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, presented the newly drafted GFA statutes to the clubs.
The meeting was characterized by resistance, proposal, and counter-proposals after NC’s presentation of the reviewed FA statutes.
After several deliberations, the clubs and the Normalisation Committee arrived at a consensus in respect the tenures of the FA president, the composition of the Executive Council as well as other proposed drafts.
Per the new statutes, the duly elected president of the Ghana Football Association shall have a four-year tenure of office and is subject to re-election for an additional term; meaning a maximum 2terms for each president.
The Executive council shall consist of five representatives from the country’s top division, three from the division one with two slots going to the regional football associations.
President of the FA shall hold one of the remaining two slots whiles a representative of Ghana women football enjoys the other.
With congress representation seeing an increase, Premier League clubs will now have 32 delegates, Division one with 48 delegates and 20 from the Regional Football Associations (RFA’s).
The rest of the delegates will come from juvenile football, beach soccer as well as other constituents of Ghana football.
With the Extraordinary congress being held, the Normalisation Committee is expected to present a roadmap towards the election of the next FA president.