The 2022/23 betPawa Ghana Premier League (GPL) has been put on hold, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced Thursday morning.
“This follows a Motion on Notice for Injunction filed Wednesday at the Human Rights High Court by AshantiGold SC and served on the GFA’s lawyers in the afternoon.
“Following the receipt of the Motion, the GFA has decided to put the league on hold until the determination of a Motion on Notice for Injunction by the court on October 14, 2022.
“The GFA has subsequently communicated this decision to all sponsors, partners and clubs.
“The Association wishes to urge all stakeholders – sponsors and partners and clubs who have invested in the league, players whose livelihood depends on the league, match officials, administrators, officials and supporters of the league and the clubs to remain calm.
“The Association will endeavour to seek redress for the prompt return of the Premier League and ensure that the calendar is not further disrupted in this world cup year.
“The Ghana Premier League was scheduled to enter match-day 4 this weekend,” a statement read in full.
AshantiGold have resorted to the law courts to fight a match manipulation ruling which demoted the club to Division Two football and banned a number of the club’s officials and players.
This became necessary after the club lost its demotion appeal in July.