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13.10.2004 Football News

Clubs Back Nyaho Impeachment

Clubs Back Nyaho Impeachment
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GFA Boss in Europe to visit players in Kumasi? Accra, Oct. 13, GNA - The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) has suspended all contributions to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in support of the Executive Council's impeachment process against Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, Chairman of the Management Board. The contributions include a 12-and-half per cent of gate proceeds from every football match, five per cent of player transfer fees and various fines imposed on the clubs. Mr Kudjoe Fianoo, Administrative Manager of GHALCA told the GNA Sports after an emergency meeting late Tuesday that the decision was also to curtail an alleged frivolous spending by the GFA Chairman in recent times. Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe embarked on an European tour days before the Black Stars World Cup qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo in an effort to encourage the players and explain the FA's technical direction. Unknown to him, the players he intended to visit at the time had started arriving for the big game at the Kumasi Sports Stadium, raising questions as to the importance of the visit. GHALCA said it could no longer give money to a body whose chairman refuses to be checked by a legitimate body like the Executive Council, which incidentally is also dominated by members of GHALCA. The GFA Chairman filed a motion at an Accra High Court restraining the Executive Council from initiating the impeaching process, an action GHALCA considers to be an affront to FIFA's laws and the FA's own rules and regulations. The clubs said that by taking the Council to court, the Chairman would not have the moral courage to chastise any soccer fan or a club who intends to take the FA to court saying, it could jeopardise the already precarious soccer calendar. The clubs rubbished Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe's claim that he was being frustrated by the Council and asked, "how could someone who refuses to attend both management and Executive Council meetings claim to be frustrated?". Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe's conflict with the Executive Council started when the Chairman wrote to the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Mr Kwadwo Baah Wiredu a couple of weeks ago demanding more powers and to reduce the size of the Council thereby clipping their wings. When the Council demanded an explanation in a letter, the Chairman treated it with contempt and asked that it be sent back.
After the Council's effort to meet with him over the issue failed, it decided to initiate the impeachment procedure against the chairman.

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