MoYS denies witch-hunting stories

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) insists it has nothing against Ghana Football Association (GFA) despite the strained relationship between them.

The Head of Public Relations of the sector ministry, Otor Plahar insists the ministry was not embarking on any agenda to batter the image of the FA as a section of the media has reported but confirmed relationship between the two bodies was not the best at the moment.

Plahar’s view was in sharp response to claims in the media recently over documents obtained from the ministry incriminating the FA for paying more than US$100,000 as bribes during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Ghana FA swiftly denied and claimed that the ministry was bent on dragging its name in the mire. But Plahar noted that it was wrong for people to impute an agenda of witch-hunting on the minister who wants things to be done properly and in a certain way.

“The minister wants certain things done in the first place and I think there was an issue of the budget in which the Minister wanted certain things clarified, certainly you should have a budget,” Plahar said.

“There are a lot of differences and ideas between both the Sports Ministry and the GFA whenever there are preparations for the national teams for a particular assignment.”

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