GPL suspension: FA face Kwaku Frimpong of AshantiGold in court today
The fate of this season’s Ghana Premier League is expected to be determined on Friday, when the football association goes to court against AshantiGold.
The Ghana Football Association was forced to suspend the league after matchday three after the Miners petitioned the Human Rights High Court for an injunction against it.
AshantiGold are unhappy with the decision to demote them to Division Two League after being found guilty of match-fixing, along with Inter Allies, who were also demoted from Division One to the third division.
The two clubs’ appeal was rejected by the Appeals Committee, forcing AshantiGold to go to court, where they are confident of a fair hearing and reinstatement in the top flight.
Mark Addo, Vice President of the Football Federation, told Citi Sports ahead of today’s court hearing,
“If they [Ashantigold] feel they went to the Appeals process and were still found guilty on the basis of that, the next level was for them to have gone to CAS. Even the players that were banned went to CAS and were given a reprieve.”
“If they choose not to go through the process, and go to court, which is fine. Every dog will have his day in court. The FA will strongly present their case and I am very hopeful that we will be vindicated.”