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26.04.2007 General News

Catholic Stars-Wa All Stars Case verdict Set For

The Wa All Stars-Catholic Stars stormy protest case is expected to be settled by next week and the verdict will be out by next Thursday.

Catholic Stars are contesting the qualification of All Stars as they claimed they fielded some unqualified players during their last Middle League game with them at the Swedru Park.

The Bolgatanga-based side filed the protest after losing 0-3 to All Stars in the last game of the competition.

At the hearing last Tuesday, there was heavy police presence to avert any violence which had earlier threatened the scene when the case was first called last week..

The counsel for Catholic Stars Mr Kofi Manu led evidence to prove that Baba Gullit and Joseph Asomaning were not qualified for the said game.

He submitted various documents, including press cuttings, to convince the committee that the player was a floating agent and was not properly registered.

At this stage the chairman of the committee, Lawyer Amadu Tanko invited Gullit for cross -examination by counsel for All Stars, Jones Alhassan Abu and Manu.

Manu, after the cross- examination, submitted that another player, Joseph Asomaning,who played for Wa All Stars in the said game, was not qualified.

According to him, there was substantial evidence to prove that All Stars violated the regulations in the registration of the player.

He revealed that Asomaning was a player of Liberty Professionals, who was loaned to King Faisal and reverted to his mother club after the period but returned to Faisal again after a successful negotiations for an extension, but later found his way to All Stars.

Story by Andy Quao& Michael Quaye