Lawyer Ernest Thompson schools Normalisation Committee

Former board Secretary of Accra Hearts of Oak  Ernest Thompson has punched holes into the operations of the Normalisation Committee, urging them to “give enough report” to club owners.

The astute lawyer and football administrator thinks the Normalisation Committee will have to undergo a paradigm shift if it wants to leave behind a praiseworthy legacy.

The NC was forced to cancel its proposed Special Competition aimed at engaging Ghanaian clubs whilst the reformation of Ghana football takes shape.

In an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerapa Fm, he said he was not surprised to see the committee fumbling to bring back football activities to normalcy.

“I wasn’t surprised the competition was called off,” he told Oyerepa FM on Tuesday.

“When you derive your mandate from FIFA and hence rightly you report to them you also ought to know that not giving enough report on your work to those who owned the clubs will always create problems for you.”

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) in September 2018 appointed a Normalisation committee to run the daily affairs of the Ghana Football Association until March 31, 2019 following the decision of government to discontinue the liquidation of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The Committee has since struggled to make a clear impact with its mandate as its relationship with the Premier Clubs remains sullied.

But Mr Thompson, who was the Chairman of the GFA Legal Committee, says the NC has a lot to do with its internal communication mechanism, which he believes has created all the internal wranglings between the two bodies.

“That lack of internal communication to me is a major cause of the challenges the normalization committee is facing,” he said.

The NC has blamed the Premier League Clubs of sabotage but the clubs have countered the claim, accusing  the NC of acting with no transparency.

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