An Accra High Court, presided over by His Lordship, Mr. Samuel Asiedu, has partly granted an application by the Attorney General, to restrain members and officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) from exercising the powers conferred on them.
Miss Gloria Akuffo, the Attorney General, had filed a petition at the Court, seeking the official winding up of the GFA and for an order restricting officers from exercising powers conferred on them including disposing off assets, organisation of matches and appointment of officers.
Subsequently, according to the Attorney General, some officials of the Association have attempted to travel outside Ghana on the grounds of representing Ghana at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
She added that the deplorable conducts of senior officials in the GFA were recorded by the Dzamefe Commission of Inquiry in 2014 after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
According to Miss Akuffo, the Association has relied heavily on resources of the State. Their actions therefore have a reflection on the image of the state. She added that the government has written to FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), soliciting their co-operation in resolving the actions of officials in the video exposé of Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the previous report of the Dzamefe Commission of Inquiry.
“The GFA has become an instrument for self aggrandisement and deviated from the objects and had become the means of people in the association to enrich themselves.”
The Attorney General annexed the documentary of Anas Aremeyaw Anas titled ‘Number 12’ to the application in establishing a prima facie case, and said that the video showed how low the Association has sunk, and the necessitation of the liquidation of the Association.
In an interview with Ghana Justice, the Attorney General said that they are seeking the Court to order the Registrar-General, the official liquidator, to take over and see to the future of the establishment of the administration of a football association for Ghana.