TI exposes the opacity of GFA

The translucence of the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) financial dealings has been laid bare by anti-corruption agency Transparent International (TI).

K. Nyantekyi
K. Nyantekyi

According to a report released by the international anti-corruption agency on 209 associations the GFA is ranked among the worst football associations in Africa, including neighbours Burkina Faso, Algeria, Eritrea and the Comoros.

Kwesi Nyantekyi
Kwesi Nyantekyi

The GFA fell flat on four thematic areas; Organizational statutes, annual activity report, financial accounts, and code of ethics in the football governance league table.

The report further explains that 168 members of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), including Ghana do not avail its financial records public. This, according to the international anti-corruption agency gives room for corruption.

The TI reports also expressed worry about how the aforementioned organizations do not publish audited accounts on their various websites as it’s done by FIFA because they believe that fans have the right to know how monies generated through their interest in football is spent.

By El-Amisty Nobo/Newsghana

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