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GFA Dissolution: Gov’t injuncts football activities for 10 days

The Government of Ghana has acquired an interim injunction from the Accra High Court on the Ghana Football Association.

This restrains the local football governing body from operating as presently constituted.

This is the maiden step in the decision to liquidate the national football association following a video documentary by undercover investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas that exposed the GFA officials.

GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, among other high-ranking members as well as match officials, were captured in acts that breach their Code of Ethics and that of Fifa.

After the public viewing of the exposé, which had the office of the President of the Republic and some top officials smeared, government indicated its decision to dissolve the GFA.

Making her case in a petition for the dissolution of the GFA at the court on Tuesday, Attorney General Gloria Akuffo stated that the GFA was being used for illegal purposes hence the need to protect the public.

The AG succeeded in convincing presiding judge, Justice Samuel Asiedu, who granted the injunction request but for 10 days. The AG can however return to the court for renewal.

As a result, the Ghana Football Association ceases to function. The Executive Committee, who held the fort after the resignation of President Kwesi Nyantakyi and the absence of a vice president, cannot carry out any official duties for or on behalf of the GFA.

The decision by the government  throws the already-delayed local calendar into disarray while risking a Fifa ban.



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