GFA In Limbo – As Court Grants Injunction, Official Liquidator Named

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An Accra High Court yesterday granted an injunction restraining officials of the embattled Ghana Football Association (GFA), from carrying out all official activities.

The ruling of the court also paves the way for the Registrar-General to be appointed as the official liquidator of Ghana’s football governing body.

The position of the court presided over by Justice Samuel Asiedu comes weeks after it had early on granted the state an interim injunction for ten days following an ex-parte application.

The 10–day order banned the GFA and its officials from carrying out all official duties such as, the organization of football matches, selling of the Association’s assets, appointments, election of officials and other official duties.

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, subsequently returned to court following the ellapse of the 10 days ban with a substantive application to liquidate the GFA because, according to her, the Association in its current state is not fit for the purpose for which it was established.

The plan to liquidate the GFA was contained in a petition filed by the Attorney-General, acting on behalf of the government, last month at the High Court for the dissolution of the GFA.

Godfred Yeboah Dame, Deputy Attorney-General, told journalists that after the ruling, the government is at this point awaiting the conclusion of police investigations to take criminal action against some officials of the GFA.

The Registrar General, Mrs. Jemima Oware, is to take custody of GFA assets to prevent officials of the football governing body from dissipating it,” he said.

The AG as the petitioner-applicant wants the court to grant an interim injunction ordering the officials to deist from excessing their powers as conferred on them particularly disposing of assets of GFA.

The applicant also sought an official winding up of the GFA and to appoint the Registrar-General as the liquidator of the body.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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