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22.10.2008 Football News

All Blacks Factions Smoke Peace Pipe

The Professional League Board (PLB) has succesfully resolved the dispute between George Afriyie and Nana Abena Gyimah, mankralo of Agona Swedru, over the ownership of Premier side Gamba All Blacks.

Mr Afriyie who is the CEO of Gamba All Blacks recently stirred trouble within the camp of All Blacks when he claimed ownership of Gamba All blacks, a move that did not go down well with Nana Gyimah, life Patron of the club.

At the FA secretariat where the mediation took place, Mr Abra Appiah, the PLB boss who brokered the peace on behalf of the PLB, showered praises on Nana Gyimah, saying that as old as she is, she still maintains a good memory of the history of Swedru All Blacks especially details of the handover of the affairs of the club to Mr Afriyie and developments since then.

"She is still very intelligent at a ripe age of 109 he said, commending her for not resorting to the courts for redress but rather settled for an alternative means of resolution within the football circles.

As part of moves for the final resolution of the dispute, Mr Abra Appiah recommended that a new CEO is appointed to ensure the day to day running of the club whilst Mr Afriyie is elevated to the position of the chairman of the board of directors, a recommendation which was accepted by both parties.

The Committee also recommended that another member be appointed onto the board of the club to represent Nana Gyimah and also ensure that members meet regularly to delibrate on issues concerning the club.

Also, the club must ensure that Nana Gyimah is entitled to a share in the club.

It was also recommended that the name Gamba All Blacks which is currently the name registered with the Ghana Football Association be accepted by the people of Swedru and they must all rally behind it to make it a strong force in the coming season.

Story by Jonathan Brainoo