A former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula has proposed the introduction of term limits for the president of the association.
According to him, such a move would help deal with the acrimony associated with the position.
Kicking against a proposal to return to the period where the government used to have a say in who becomes President of the GFA, Alhaji Jawula said: “What we can do in my opinion is that, this system is ok, it's not very bad except that we should begin to have term limits.”
“The President who comes now like it is done with FIFA and CAF and in the state of Ghana, should have two terms, so that cuts down all the acrimony and on what people think is being done and should not be done. This system is good, the clubs elect their people but there should be term limits,” he said in a radio interview with Accra based Joy FM.
In the wake of the Anas exposé on alleged corruption in football, a sports enthusiast and suspended General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Kwabena Agyapong, has called for reforms that will give the President of the Republic the power to nominate the President of the Ghana Football Association.
Mr Agyapong thinks that the former system where the President nominated two persons to be considered for the position of FA President by the GFA Congress must be revisited.
“I am going to make a pronouncement which will sound very controversial. From independence, the President always nominated the FA Chairman and so there was a good nexus between the government and football. A clear example was Nkrumah and Ohene Djan.”
“It was the same during the PNDC and the NDC eras. E.T. Mensah will nominate two people and bring them to football congress and one will be chosen. The clubs will also select the Vice-Chairman,’’ he said.
The suspended NPP scribe explained that football would not be affected if the President nominated the FA President.
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