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27.10.2008 Football News

Kwame Adzagba Arrested

By Daily Guide

THE POLICE on Friday October 24, 2008 arrested Real Tamale United (RTU) player, Kwame Adzagba in connection with the possession of two Ghanaian passports.

Investigation conducted by DAILY GUIDE SPORTS indicated that Kwame Adzagba was later given a Police enquiry bail after officials of his club, RTU had signed the bail bond so he could report at the Police Headquarters in Accra on Tuesday October 28, 2008.

According to Oloboi Commodore, Administration Officer of Zaytuna United, the arrest of the player was in connection with the Zaytuna/RTU case that had reached the Accra Fast Track High Court.

In the case, Zaytuna F/C were asking for a review of the Judge's decision to throw out the club's petition on grounds that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was not a public entity to be sued but a private association that was not subject to the power of judicial review.

“It is not the claim of our club that the concerned player Adzagba has naturalized to become a Ghanaian, rather we wish to state categorically that the player Kwame Adzagba popularly known as Komi Adzagba has totally failed to naturalize in the process, therefore, he is not a Ghanaian,” Commodore stressed.

He told DAILY GUIDE SPORTS that in their last appearance at the Fast Track High Court, the case was adjourned to Friday November 7, 2008 but interestingly, their club, Zaytuna, was invited to appear before the GFA Appeals Committee from the 16th to 22nd October 2008.

“Our club was therefore compelled to write to the GFA to stop them from taking any action that would render the outcome of the court case futile because of that invitation by the GFA,” he lamented.

According to Commodore, Zaytuna's invitation by the FA constituted a contempt of court because the case was still in court, awaiting the final ruling.

“By our last week's letter to the GFA, there will not be an FA Congress to discuss the Premier League, let alone the commencement of the next league season,” he asserted.

By Pierre Toto