2014 World Cup Commission Completes Its Work

The 2014 World Cup Commission are awaiting a confirmed appointment at the Presidency to present their report to H.E John Dramani Mahama. The three-member commission led by Appeal�s Court judge Justice Senyo Dzamefe have completed their work and have readied their report filled with recommendations to be handed to the government. The commission took four months to probe into issues leading to Ghana�s shameful exit from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Evidence was gathered officials of the Ghana FA and the Sports Ministry, some of the players, travel and tour operators and other service providers, journalists and supporters group. The commission however went ahead to complete its report without hearing from AC Milan star Sulley Muntari � considered a key witness as his name popped up virtually all issues related to the Black Stars at the World Cup. The 30-year-old after showing an initial interest to offer himself before the commission even in person, eventually declined to the request to have his evidence taken through Skype � claiming he didn�t have the internet communication facility. The commission hinted the former Inter Milan man who has been suspended indefinitely from the Black Stars could face sanctions for snubbing their request. The report to be presented to Ghana President John Mahama is expected to give clarity on the contentious World Cup prize money issue. While the commission is of the view that the entire earnings from the World Cup should be returned to the state coffers, the GFA insists they will be sticking with an earlier agreement to cabinet to pay-off the �loan� it got from government ahead of the tournament and keep the rest for football development. The report is also likely touch on whether it is prudent for the state to finance supporters to major football tournaments, following the debacle in Brazil. The state will receive the report from the commission after which it will issue a �white paper� to spell out the accepted recommended findings and implementation schedule of the report.