#Number12: Court grants AG’s application to dissolve GFA

An Accra High Court has placed an interim injunction on all Ghana Football Association’s (GFA).

The order of the court, therefore, bars the GFA and its officials from carrying out all officials duties.

This includes the organization of football matches, the selling of the association’s assets, the appointment and election of officials and other official duties.

In her argument before the court, the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, contended that the GFA was being used for illegal purposes.

The state thus views this course of action necessary to protect the public.

Over 80 referees and football officials were involved in the bribery scandal which has rocked the GFA.

The Attorney General 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 High Court in granting the application by Attorney general placed an interim injunction on all Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) activities for the next ten days.

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This is after the Government filed a petition at the High Court for the dissolution of the GFA.

The government in an earlier statement said it was already taking steps to dissolve the association.

The shake-up in Ghana football was sparked by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest exposé on corruption in football.

High-ranking members in the GFA, including its then-President Kwesi Nyantakyi, have been implicated in acts of corruption.

Kwesi Nyantakyi was seen allegedly receiving a bribe to illegally secure a $15 million sponsorship deal for Ghana’s local league, acting simultaneously as FA boss and the representative of a ‘ghost’ company that would serve as agent.

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