In a bid to combat manipulations and the unlawful influencing of football matches in the country, the Compliance & Integrity Unit of The Ghana Football Association, today, introduced what it describes as the Integrity Initiative.
According to a statement of the Association’s official website, “The main principles of the Integrity Initiative are the promotion of integrity and the protection of football matches and competitions.
“This means protecting football matches and competitions against match manipulations as far as possible and under all circumstances.”
The Football Association says one of its core objectives is the commitment to promote the integrity of football in Ghana.
Having recognized the threat of match manipulation to the integrity of football, the GFA in accordance with the Regulations of FIFA, has adopted the Integrity Initiative as effective and proactive approach to fight against all forms of manipulations and the unlawful influencing of football matches in Ghana.
In addition to the integrity hotline, is also “a dedicated e-mail address for staff, match officials, club officials, players, event organizers, supporters and members of the general public to exercise their duty to report any suspicion of match manipulation, on or off the field of play which purports to jeopardize the integrity of matches and competitions organised by the GFA.”
The GFA said it is committed to investigating all reports of match manipulation(s) and bring the culprits before the Ethics Committee of the Association.
The association headed by Mr. Kurt E.S. Okraku, is also committed to report to and assist the Ghana Police Service all manner of manipulations which violates the criminal laws of Ghana for prosecution.
It called on the public to report Integrity Issues to the GFA Compliance & Integrity Unit Hotline: 059 337 1735 – WhatsApp: 059 337 1735 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org