Ayariga rubbishes doubts over FIFA letter to Ghana over interference
Ghana’s sports minister Mahama Ayariga has rubbished reports by a section of the Ghana media that FIFA’s recent letter over potential government interference is fake.
A section of the Ghana media cast doubt over the legitimacy of the FIFA letter to the GFA seeking clarification of the setting up of a commission of enquiry on the Black Stars World Cup failure.
Government set up a commission of enquiry to investigate Ghana’s participation but the terms of reference of the enquiry raised eyebrows over possible government interference in the sport.
Media reports prompted FIFA to write to the Ghana FA to seek clarification over the issue but some have called the authenticity of the letter into question saying it was cooked by the GFA.
But sports minister Mahama Ayariga, who has confirmed receiving a copy of the letter, says he has no doubts about the authenticity of the FIFA missive.
“FIFA is legitimate to write to the local G.F.A requesting to be briefed on events in Ghana,” Ayariga said.
“We are in a digital world so it’s easier to have information by so doing they want concrete evidence from the source and I think it’s legitimate. There is nothing wrong with that,’’ he stated.
The three-man commission set up by the Ghana government is yet to start its work.