GPL still on hold; hearing for Ashantigold’s injunction adjourned

Hearing for Ashantigold’s injunction request against the Ghana Premier League (GPL) has been postponed until Thursday, October 20, 2022.

This development means the Ghana Premier League will remain suspended until the determination of the interlocutory injunction.

The Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court earlier today adjourned the lawsuit involving Ashantigold and the Ghana Football Association over what the club describes as unfair treatment.

This comes after the plaintiff, Ashantigold Sporting Club filed a supplementary affidavit on October 13, 2022, which was objected to by the defendant, the nation’s football governing body, GFA.

The court presided over by Judge Barbara Tetteh-Charway set aside the initial supplementary affidavit and asked Ashantigold to file a motion seeking to file the supplementary Affidavit on Monday, October 17, 2022.

Both parties are expected to reappear in court on October 20, 2022.

On September 29, the Ghana Football Association suspended the league following an injunction application brought against them by Division II club Ashantigold SC.

Ashantigold went to court following their demotion to Ghana’s 3rd tier competition after the club and its officials were found guilty of match manipulation at the end of the 2020/21 season.

The Miners are contesting the GFA Disciplinary Committee’s decision to demote the club and hand various bans to its officials, a fate suffered by Inter Allies, the other club involved in the said game.

The GFA subsequently banned the club indefinitely for “continuously dealing with its banned officials”.

 

Source: Micheal Obeng // Metro Sports

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