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04.11.2008 General News

No More Court Action — Mighty Jets

By Times Reporter -

TUDU Mighty Jets, one of the two clubs expelled recently by congress of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has ruled out the possibility of returning to the law court to contest the thorny issue of their expulsion from the Ghana Football Association.

General Manager of the club, James Oyedeyi says having earned the negative accolade as litigants for insisting on the right thing to be done, Mighty Jets would not resort to the law court for redress after news of their expulsion broke out.

“Rather, we will leave the FA to do what it thinks best but I believe they will not go scot-free.  Posterity  will judge them”.

In an interview with the Sporting Times yesterday, Mr Oyedeji said Mighty Jets have every reason to contest the issue at the court since the FA did not treat the matter fairly.

According to Mr Oyedeji, the FA has not been sincere in the way it handled the matter and that establishes the belief that some are given preference over others.

Mighty Jets, together with Zaytuna United lost their membership with the FA last week when congress effected its statute that bars members from taking the association to court.

He insisted that after the imposition of a ¢50 million fined on Mighty Jets, the appropriate thing to have been done was to accept the club back having paid the amount and served the season ban together with Great Mariners, Nania FC and Okwawu United for playing a 'fixed' match.

“You don't punish a person twice for the same offence but that is our predicament.  We paid the fine and served the ban with the intention of coming back to make amends only to hear this unfortunate news.”

What baffles the club was the FA's failure to invite them for the congress that took the decision.

“This gives credence to the fact that there is a grand design to push us out of the system otherwise why would they deny us the last opportunity to defend ourselves”, he quizzed.

The tough talking general manager stated that prior to the congress, his checks at the FA secretariat proved that his club was not among the members listed for the congress.

“This is just not fair and I believe that justice will be administered one day,” he said.

Meanwhile, reports reaching us indicate that Zaytuna would pursue the matter to its logical conclusion.

And sources close to the club pointed out that going back to court remains one of the options under consideration if the decision is not reviewed.

An official of Zaytuna, Mr Olloboi Commodore said the decision to expel the two clubs was not in the interest of Ghana football and there was therefore the need for review.

“We went to court because the FA told us the case was beyond its jurisdiction and if something is not in your jurisdiction, where else do we go for redress?”, he queried.