The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have announced that they will be holding its 26th Ordinary Congress on 27th August 2020 at 9 AM GMT in accordance with Article 31(2) of the association’s 2019 Statutes.
This was revealed by the GFA in a statement dated 28th July 2020 saying “Please be informed that pursuant to the said provision of the GFA Statutes, the Executive Council at it’s meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, has fixed Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 9 o’clock in the afternoon as the date and time for the 26th Ordinary Congress of the Ghana Football Association”
The statement also revealed that the Congress will be done via video conferencing “Kindly be informed that pursuant to Bulleting No. 1 of 2020 of the Registrar General’s Department, the Congress shall be held through video conferencing as directed by the Registrar of Companies [under Section 378(2) of the Companies Act 2019 (Act 992) due to the ban on public gathering.”
This will be the second Congress held in the Kurt Okraku-era, the first coming back in December 2019 at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram. Which saw the finalisation of the number of teams to play in the Ghana Premier League, the election of the final member of the GFA Executive Council, the appointment of Independent Committee members among others tackled.
The agenda for the Congress has yet to be announced but according to the statement released will be communicated seven days to the Congress that is 20th August 2020, but it seems many will be looking to see if the upcoming 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League (GPL) will be discussed along with the controversies surrounding the allocation of the FIFA/CAF relief fund.
The 2019/2020 Ghana football season was permanently cancelled on the 30th June 2020 after a three-month standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the 2020/2021 season expected to kick-off in September/October should the nation’s COVID-19 situation improve.