The footballing world has recently been marred by some corruption scandals, including one involving former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, and Infantino says steps are being taken to control this.
Addressing a packed press conference during his five hours visit to Ghana, Infantino revealed that FIFA has introduced a new article in its regulations, ordering every football association to publish its accounts on a yearly basis.
He disclosed that failure to do so will result in no funding from the world football governing body. 'Transparency is a crucial part of what we are implementing.
We have introduced two articles into the FIFA statutes. One deals with the associations, and the other deals with the confederations.
'We have put for the first time in the history of FIFA, some concrete requirements of what a national association should have in terms of good governance and transparency.'
'These criteria which were nonexistent are now in the statutes of FIFA, and FIFA is obliged to monitor and check that these are put into place.'
'We have a team in place within the FIFA administration in charge of Africa, whose task is to verify and check that all these requirements are met. Funding from FIFA is based on some concrete criteria that have to be fulfilled.'
'This will be monitored and checked by FIFA, and if this does not happen the association will not get the funding from FIFA.'
'So I think this is an important tool for us to be able to make sure that good governance and transparency are put in place at the national associations,' he added.
The FIFA President met Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, President of Ghana at the Flag Staff House, he met the GFA President Kwesi Nyantekyi and Executives at the Football House, where he met the media and later toured the Accra Sports Stadium, before moving to Muvempic Hotel for lunch and departed to his base in Zurich, Switzerland,
From Sammy Heywood Okine