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07.10.2005 Football News

Sacked Adansiman Accra Representative reinstated

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Obuasi, Oct 7, GNA - Division One League campaigners, Adansiman Football Club who announced the relieve of their Accra Representative, Charles Ofori Mensah off his duties last month has been recalled to reassume his duties.

The management of the club said it has decided to set aside the earlier directive of sacking their Accra representative because it was solely initiated by their past Chairman, Mr R. O. Amoako. Mr Kofi Barimah Acheampong, General Secretary of the Club said this in a letter addressed to the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) copied to the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), the Division One League (DOL) Board and the GNA Sports.

The letter said the decision was also taken when the club was facing managerial crisis, which has resulted in the removal of the current chairman, Mr Amoaku who is now in an acting capacity till the formation of an Interim Management Committee to hold the fort. It continued that Mr Mensah therefore remains the Accra Representative of the club and any new developments in the team will be announced in due course.

Adansiman Sporting Club Limited last month in a letter copied to the GNA Sports said the Club has relieved their Accra Representative of his duties because of what they termed as "gross financial malpractices and his failure to represent the Club at Disciplinary Committee meetings."

The letter cited an instance where a protest lodged against Norchip FC in Kumasi for fielding an unqualified player had to be quashed because Mr Mensah failed to attend the sittings of the Disciplinary Committee.

"The Accra Representative's failure to attend the GFA Disciplinary Committee meeting did not only cost the Club financially but also robbed it of three precious points," the letter stressed.

Mr Mensah was therefore advised to surrender all documents of the Club in his possession to the management without any further delay. The letter advised all Clubs to desist from doing business with him on behalf of Adansiman, because 'it will be at their own risk'. Mr Davasford K. Akowuah, a Director of the Club told the GNA Sports that Mr Mensah collected a cash of 600,000 cedis from the Club for the payment of two red card fines but failed to pay the money to the GFA. "His attitude, practices and other activities have caused a lot of financial loss to the Club," he said.