A former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has described the local football governing body as a breeding place of ‘serpents’ in Ghana football.
According to Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, his predecessor who died in July 2016, Ben Koufie made this revelation to him citing the latter once tagged the Football Association as a ‘snake pit’ due to the incessant bribery and corruption among other acts of misconduct there.
The Board Member of Hearts of Oak said before his appointment to the seat of a chairman, he got the tip-off about conducts of some officials at the FA, however it could not be justified until he signed up for the position.
“When I came in and took over from Ben Koufie, he whispered into my ears and said, there is a lot of problem at this place. In fact he named it a snake pit, and I laughed” Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe said in an interview on GhanaWeb’s “21 Minutes with KKB”.
“When I resumed work, within a short period of time I realized Ben Koufie was right.”
Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe however revealed that through democratic action, he managed to make some reforms to at the FA which has come crushing down in the past days due to corruption allegations levelled against some of its officials.