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21.02.2006 Football News

Court Rules In Favour Of GFA


An Accra High Court has dismissed a court case brought before it by business magnate, Alhaji Asuma Banda against the Ghana Football Association, GFA.

The business magnate resorted to the High Court last year to appeal against a decision by an Accra Circuit court's decision to quash the case brought before it in respect of Kintampo United.

B.A. United protested against Kintampo United for fielding an unqualified player in their goalless drawn game in Sunyani last year.

After the disciplinary Committee of the GFA ruled against B.A. United, the Appeals Committee rather overturned the decision.

This necessitated Alhaji Asuma Banda, a resident of Kintampo, to contest the case in court in order to ensure justice.

But the Accra High Court presided over by Justice James Benson made it clear in his ruling that the ANTRAK owner has no locus standing to contest the case on behalf of the division One club.

Justice Benson maintained that once the applicant has no formal connection with the club, either as a Board member or a trustee, it makes it impossible for him to contest the case.

He therefore found for the GFA and ordered the applicant to pay a sum of three million cedis to the GFA.