November 30, 2018
Minister designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison has revealed that the likely plight of the Fufu, banku sellers and hawkers saved Ghana from being band by Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).

According to the Agona West lawmaker she was part of the normalization delegation that met FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland after the scandal in Ghana football that warranted the intervention of Government of Ghana.

She further pointed out to the Appointment Committee that when the Minister of Sports spoke on football issues, Deputy Attorney General spoke about laws in Ghana, whiles Deputy Chief of Staff spoke on government position.

“I was the fourth to speak and in my case I spoke about Women football, I appealed to them that if they suspend us then it means the women cannot have the opportunity of playing. Again I  also chip in the point of hawkers at the stadium, some sale water to make a living, the fufu and banku sellers too cannot sell”, she lamented.

Mrs. Cynthia Morrison told the committee that coming from that point of view, I notice the panel were just “nodding” just after that we were given the green light to go and prepare.

“It was amazing that the banku and fufu sellers made the day that is how we got  our football running in Ghana again”, she said.

She disclosed this when Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa asked her to brief the committee on her role as a member of the normalization committee that went to FIFA and missing from her curriculum vital hobby sports.

Mrs. Cynthia Morrison indicated to the committee that she is an ardent supporter of local club Asante Kotoko but she stopped going to the stadium to watch football because of an unfair goal scored by Accra Hearts of Oak.

“I was in my Kotoko t-shirt that day at the stadium, it became very difficult for me to go home since then I have been watching dead matches” she said.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/