September 9: Kotoko Board gives Appeals Committee ultimatum
The Board of Directors of Kumasi Asante Kotoko have urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to determine the appeal put before it by the club before Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the Board Chairman immediately after the Board's emergency meeting on Saturday in Kumasi.
The statement said, resolving the matter brought before it before the middle of next week would be helpful. 'This will clear all doubts about the veiled manipulation of the results of the remaining league matches' the statement noted.
'This will also ensure the legitimacy of the 2014/15 First Capital Plus Premier League'.
While reposing confidence in the GFA's legal body, the Board of Directors noted that, 'Kotoko reserves the right in the supreme interest of Ghana football to take all necessary action to protect the sanctity of the league and the interest of all clubs'.
Below is the full text of the press statement.
DATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2015
TIME: 2PM, KUMASI
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF KUMASI ASANTE KOTOKO AT ITS EMMERGENCY MEETING HELD IN KUMASI ON 5TH SEPTEMBER 2015
The Board of Directors of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Club at its emergency meeting held at the club's secretariat on Saturday, 5th September 2015, unanimously resolved to make the Ghana Football Association (GFA) take note that:
Kotoko recognizes the importance of its appeal before the Appeals Committee of the GFA and the far reaching implications on Ghana football. Accordingly, in the interest of transparency and fair play, Kotoko urges GFA to ensure that the Appeals Committee determines Kotoko's appeal before Wednesday, 9th September 2015. This will clear all doubts about the veiled manipulation of the results of the remaining league matches. This will also ensure the legitimacy of the 2014/15 First Capital Plus Premier League.
Kotoko is optimistic that GFA will live up to its obligations and determine the appeal before the completion of the league.
Kotoko reserves the right in the supreme interest of Ghana football to take all necessary action to protect the sanctity of the league and the interest of all clubs.
Paul Adu-Gyamfi (Esq)