Player eligibility cases set for hearing

14 years ago

The Ghana Football Association's ADHOC Committee has called up seven premiership sides for a hearing as it begins investigations into complaints over player registrations involving the invited clubs.

Also to appear before the ADHOC panel for Tuesday's hearings are two soccer academies.

According to an FA statement signed by Deputy General Secretary, Emmanuel Gyimah the invited clubs are expected to put in an appearance to enable the Committee expeditiously deal with the cases.

The complaints are: Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kumasi King Faisal, Sekondi Hasaacas, Kpando Heart of Lions and Biriwa Soccer Academy while the respondents are Kessben FC, Tema Youth, Real Tamale United, (RTU), and C.K. Gyamfi Academy.

Some nine players sat out on the opening day of the season as their registrations were challenged.

The players' eligibility had been challenged by a host clubs forcing the Professional League Board – PLB, the organisers of the Onetouch premier league to block their participation on match-day-1 until their cases had been determined.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko led the charge sheet as the Porcupine Warriors protested against the registration of three players: Ahmed Toure – Kessben FC, Shilla Alhassan – Real Tamale United and George Yamoah – Heart of Lions.

The Porcupine Warriors also had a protest lodged against them by Sekondi Hasaacas. The Sekondi-based side are contesting the registration of Samuel Inkoom by the Reds.

King Faisal challenged the registrations of Iddrisu Yahaya and Akwasi Bobie Ansah by local rivals, Kessben FC.

Defending league champions, Hearts of Oak had the registration of Ebenezer Tetteh contested by Heart of Lions.

First division side, Aduana Star FC filed a case against King Faisal’s registration of Benjamin Dodzie while Biriwa Academy challenged Tema Youth over the status of Michael Arhin.