The governing body of football in Ghana, the Ghana Football Association (GFA), is reportedly seeking to amend its statutes to extend the tenure of its president and appoint two vice presidents.
Joy Sports reports that the GFA’s Statutes Review Committee has presented these proposals to the Executive Council (ExCo), which is the decision-making body of the association.
According to the current statutes, which were developed by the Normalisation Committee led by Dr. Kofi Amoah in 2019, the GFA president can only serve for two terms of four years each.
The vice president and the Executive Council members also have a limit of three terms each.
However, Joy Sports reports that the Statutes Review Committee wants to increase the term limit of the GFA president to three terms of four years each.
They also want to have two vice presidents for the association, one of whom must be a woman to oversee women’s football.
Additionally, they want to expand the Executive Council from 12 members to 23 members to include representatives from the Regional Football Associations.
The Committee, which comprises ExCo Members Randy Abbey and Frederick Acheampong, GFA lawyer Naa Odofoley Nortey, Great Olympics CEO Oluboi Commodore, and Pacific Heroes’ Eric Oppong Yeboah, has submitted its report to the Executive Council.