All or nothing for Ghana

13 years ago

The Ghana Football Association has taken centre stage this week as it deals with legal issues which could derail the programme for the premier league.

The beautiful game has been docked with some legal battles and the number appears to swell with fans of some clubs leading the plot against the FA.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Accra High Court hearing the contempt case brought against the Ghana Football Association by Emmanuel Otu Quaye adjourned the case indefinitely.

Just as normalcy appeared to have been restored, fans of three premier league clubs on Tuesday sued the Ghana Football Association, the PLB and Accra Hearts of Oak.

A fan each from AshantiGold, Liberty Professionals and Tema Youth claim in different suits that the outstanding seventh week match between Hearts and Tema Youth should be deemed to have been played.

But Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi after Tuesday court hearing expressed regret that the FA had been drawn into an unnecessary litigation.

“I think some of these issues could have been resolved without recourse to court because what was the import of the present court action? It was to seek an order of the court to compel us to register two players but the question still remains they are not registered, or are they registered?

“The answer is that they are still not registered so the fundamental issue has still not been resolved and so it means the matter could have been resolved other than going to court.

"I believe that very useful lessons would be learnt from this, that we have to dialogue and try and explore all available opportunities to resolve issues and the courts should be the very last resort.

“And I think in the spirit of the discussion that took place towards an out of court settlement there was good faith and we welcome that.

"We will look at it and between now and January if the matters are satisfactorily discussed we will file terms of settlement and get the matter withdrawn from court.”