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11.04.2007 Football News

Not a game of two halves

By gfa
Not a game of two halves

The business of football might be looked as a game of two halves for the people who organize it in Ghana, but the question is, whose game is it anyway? It's their game.

The Ghana Football Association is run by members of the football family who aside their club interests pursue the larger goals of the country's footballing agenda.

Concerns have been raised by a section of the local media about the inherence of conflict of interest in the governing system of the FA.

However, the president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi addressing the issue in his column says: “Conflict of interest is not an eccentricity or an aberration per se.

“It is the failure to adhere to the prohibitions governing conflict situations that may amount to an infringement of the rules.”

The FA president strongly believes that the principle of disclosure by members strict adherence to laid down procedures in all dealings will certainly take the edge off such parochial interests.

“Conflict situations may be mitigated by avoidance, third party evaluations and the adherence to a certified code of ethics. One main consideration in all cases of conflict of interest is the principle of DISCLOSURE.

“There must be a full disclosure of interest by officers in all transactions in which they are interested,” the FA president says in his write-up.

NB: Read the full text of the write-up on Conflict of Interest by the FA President using the link below.