A former Board Chairman of the National Division One League, Lawyer Ntow Fianko has described the new Congress date set by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as ‘wrong in all aspects of football’.
Last month, the country’s football governing body through a letter to its members indicated that it had taken the decision for the 26th Ordinary Congress to be held online on August 27.
After listening to several concerns from various stakeholders, the GFA through another letter today has announced that Congress will now be held at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence on September 1.
The new date is the same date where the football community will be anxiously waiting for the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to give its verdict of Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer’s case involving the Ghana FA.
In an interview, football administrator and lawyer, Kwame Ntow Fianko has explained why the new date from the GFA is unacceptable.
“Can’t we get any other date apart from 1st September for the congress?. That date is a serious day because that is the day will know the fate of Ghana football. This was not the initial date communicated to clubs.
“What has changed for the Ghana FA to decide to have the congress on 1st September? The same date that is set for the CAS decision”, the renowned football lawyer told Happy FM in an interview today.
According to Lawyer Ntow Fianko, clubs must oppose the date and request for a new date from the GFA.
“The Ghana FA want people to be anxious and nervous at congress on that day ? They must come again. It is a wrong date in every aspect of our football.
“This won’t benefit anyone so the Ghana FA must change the date. Clubs must stand up and request for a new day. We must say no to 1st September for congress”, he added.