FIFA monitors Ghana after raid

Sepp Blatter, FIFA president

FIFA is watching developments in Ghana after police raided the local Football Association’s headquarters and seized computers and files, the world governing body said on yesterday, in a report carried by Reuters.

FIFA does not tolerate government interference in football, and in October, it briefly suspended Nigeria, following court actions against the directors of the federation. “We are monitoring the situation (in Ghana),” FIFA said, after Tuesday’s police raid on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in Accra.

The GFA said plain-clothed officers from the country’s Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) removed nine computers, and took the mobile phones of some staff in the raid.                         Two months ago, the authorities requested information on all sponsorship contracts signed by the association, the GFA has said.

The local governing body added it had sought extra time to gather the documents, but had not received a response.

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