The Chairman of FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee, Anin Yeboah has been nominated as the new Chief Justice of Ghana.
Yeboah was elected as the Chairman of Committee at the 67th FIFA Congress in Bahrain in May 2017.
He was overwhelmingly endorsed for the position after polling 98% of the votes and was to serve a four-year term.
He had served on FIFA’s Ethics Committee the previous year – a body primarily responsible for investigating possible infringements of the FIFA Code of Ethics.
The Disciplinary Committee pronounces the sanctions described in the FIFA Statutes and the FIFA Disciplinary Code on member associations, clubs, officials, players, intermediaries and licensed match agents.
Anin Yeboah has also served in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
However, Anin Yeboah is set to take up another post after his name was submitted to Parliament by the President, as required by the Constitution.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, in a speech read on his behalf, said he was fully confident in Justice Anin Yeboah’s capacity to ’eminently’ occupy the office of Ghana’s Chief Justice.
About Anin Yeboah
Justice Anin Yeboah is currently the fourth longest-serving Justice of the Supreme Court.
He is a graduate of the Ghana School of Law in 1981, he was appointed to the Supreme Court by President John Agyekum Kufuor in June 2008. Prior to that, he had served as a Justice of the High Court from 2002 to 2003 and a Justice of the Court of Appeal from 2003 to 2008.
Apart from being a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah is also a part-time lecturer in Civil Procedure and the Ghana Legal System at the Ghana School of Law.
In May 2017, he was appointed the Chairman of FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee Chair..
In September 2019, named onto the CAF/FIFA Reform Implementation Taskforce team for African football.
He was appointed along with five others to carry out reforms within African football.
He also served as the Chairman of the Appeal’s Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) from 2004 to 2008.