Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer Nana Yaw Amponsah is set to head to the Court of Arbitration with fresh evidence which has implicated the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association in a landmark verdict issued last month.
The Ghanaian football regulatory body has hit the founder and sole shareholder of Phar Rangers with a 5-year ban after the club officially wrote to the Ghana FA to withdraw from the competition and announce the club as defunct.
Amponsah stepped down from his official position as President of Phar Rangers before joining Kotoko while the Ghana FA regulations clearly states that only officials of the association can suffer sanctions in situations like that.
Meanwhile there is no law in Ghana that bars shareholders of defunct companies from becoming shareholders in another company.
In a surprising style chairman of the committee Osei Kwadwo Adow Esq spelt his name differently in the same report. In the opening page of the document the chairman’s name was spelt correctly as Adow but in the last page of the document he spelt his name as Addo which is the surname of the General Secretary.
The PDF file DOCUMENT PROPERTIES revealed the landmark verdict was authored by General Secretary PRSOPER HARRISON ADDO instead of the secretary to the committee.
FIFA laws require that the judicial bodies of the association must work independently devoid of any influence from within or without the GFA. It is however surprising what Harrison Addo got to be involved in the verdict.
The situation has forced Nana Yaw Amponsah to consider heading straight to CAS to seek justice as the Ghana FA is bent on banishing him from Ghana football due to his aspiration to contest for the Ghana FA Presidency in the near future.
Amponsah was not officially charged by the Ghana FA prosecutor in the case but they ended up banning him. The verdict attracted widespread condemnation from renowned lawyer Naa Odofoley Nortey, football administrators George Afriyie and ace broadcast journalist Kwabena Yeboah all condemned the verdict.
Rangers have appealed the decision of the DC and even filed a stay of execution but according to Kumasi-based Pure FM the application for stay of execution has been rejected by the football association.
Pure FM have also reported the football association will formally write to Asante Kotoko’s Board of Directors to remove Nana Yaw Amponsah from his position as CEO of the club due to the ban imposed on him.
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