Former Chief Executive Officer of Wa All Stars, Mr Oduro Nyarko has called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to make amendments in the statutes concerning persons who are voted to the Executive Council on the tickets of clubs.
It will be recalled that former Chief Executives of Asante Kotoko and Ashgold, George Amoako and Frederick Acheampong relinquished their positions from their respective clubs with Oduro Sarfo being the latest example to leave his post but still serves on the Executive Council of the Association.
In an interview on Accra-based radio station Angel 102.9 FM, the experienced football administrator, Oduro Nyarko disagreed with the GFA on its decision to allow these people to work as Exco Members.
“If you stand on a ticket of a club and become an Exco member and you resign from the club, your position must be vacant at the Exco for the Association to open nominations for another person to replace you but the statutes doesn’t have that provision. We made the law in a way that if anyone resigns from his position from a club he will still be there until his mandate comes to an end and Obama, I think there should be an amendment”.
Mr Oduro Nyarko added that, if there is no amendment you can’t begrudge anybody because the member is protected by the statutes. He argued that there is little or nothing he can do because he is no longer in active football administration and would have prompted the FA to rectify it.
“It’s long overdue, officials and representatives are making plans to correct these errors and I think it’s ringing a bell. There are no timelines but I think If it’s a worry to them they can call for Congress to correct it but if they are comfortable with it and they think that is the trend, then we have to wait till the end of the season and make a proposal for an amendment to determine whether there should any timelines for them”
Report by: Brent Kojo Amenuvor