The Ghanian Football Association (GFA) has scheduled an emergency meeting for Wednesday in response to a governmental raid of its offices.
Members of Ghana's Economic and Serious Crime Unit, armed with a search warrant, confiscated computers and mobile phones as they searched for documents and other material. Computers belonging to GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi and other officers were among those removed.
GFA spokesperson Randy Abbey said the agents were looking for details of sponsorship deals brokered by the soccer federation. The raid came just a day after former French international midfielder Marcel Desailly publicly withdrew his interest in coaching the national team, and a week after FIFA threatened sanctions if the Ghanaian government continued to meddle in the soccer federation’s affairs.