Sports News of Tue, 12 Jun 201813
I went to court to block GFA officials from attending 2018 World Cup – AG
The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo has dislosed that she’s reliably informed that despite the problems that have engulfed the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in the past week, some of its members were bent on going to Russia for the 2018 World Cup Tournament in the name of the association.
According to AG, that motivated her outfit’s decision to rush to court to seek an order to restrain them.
Hon. Gloria Akuffo told Journalists that it is the view of government that the GFA as constituted now is not performing the object for which it was incorporated.
An Accra High court on Tuesday granted the Attorney General’s (AG) application seeking a dissolution of the troubled Ghana Football Association.
The injunction order according to the presiding judge Justice Samuel Asiedu, is to last for 10 days after which the AG must come to court to renew.
The 10-day Injunction on Ghana FA affects organization of football matches, selling of the association’s assets, appointment and election of officials and other official duties.
In an interlocutory injunction moved exparte by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Ms Gloria Afua Akuffo, said the premises of the GFA now is a crime scene and if officials are allowed in, their actions will cause greater injury to the state.
The AG headed to court today, Tuesday June 12, 2018 to dissolve the football governing body following the GFA rot.
The president of the FA Kwesi Nyantakyi is currently on a police enquiry bail after being captured on tape receiving $65,000 gift to agree a sponsorship deal with supposed investors in an undercover investigation by celebrated journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Over 80 referees and football officials were involved in the bribery scandal which has rocked the GFA leading to the resignation and banning of Mr. Nyantakyi.
The Attorney General has triggered the processes to officially liquidate the Ghana FA at the Registrar General’s Department and to place an injunction on the executives to stop functioning as officials of the Association, the Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid confirmed to the media.
The FA has appointed a five-member team lead by a lawyer, Kweku Ayiah, to hold the fort until the issues are ironed out. Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service has put the Secretariat of the GFA under lock and key preventing workers from carrying out their duties.
The police said the GFA is a crime scene as it carries out investigation into the scandal which has rocked the football fraternity.