Ghana Premier League: Court adjourns injunction case again to October 24
The 2022/23 Ghana Premier League still remains suspended after an Accra High court adjourned the injunction case again to Monday, October 24, 2022.
Meanwhile, the court granted Ashanti Gold’s earlier petition to file supplementary affidavits supporting their motion for an injunction through their Lawyer, Edward Sam Crabbe.
Naa Odofoley Nortey, council for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) did not oppose the motion. AshGold have until close of day on October 20, to file and submit their supplementary affidavits.
The interlocutory injunction will now be heard on October 24 to determine when the suspended topflight can resume.
Ashanti Gold were represented in court by the club’s Chairman and Bankroller, Dr Kwaku Frimpong, while GFA had President, Kurt Okraku, General Secretary, Prosper Harisson Addo, Executive Council Members, Madam Habiba Attah, Dr. Tony Aubynn, George Amoako, Nana Oduro Safo, and Kingsley Osei Bonsu as representatives.
The GFA put the Premier League on hold on September 29, 2022 after a Motion on Notice for Injunction filed at the Human Rights High Court by Ashanti Gold SC and served on the GFA’s lawyers.
Ashanti Gold were demoted to the Division Two League after being found Guilty of Match Manipulation in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League Matchday 34 game against Inter Allies FC.
The said match saw Ashgold thrashed Inter Allies 7-0 involving two own goals, with viral post-match footage on social media showing what were described as “cheap and deliberate own goals”.
Later, Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah, who came into the game as a second-half substitute and bagged two own goals, confessed to deliberately putting the ball behind his own goalkeeper with intentions of foiling what he suspected was a standing, fixed 5-0 scoreline.
Inter Allies suffered relegation after finishing 18th on the league table with 26 points, while Ashanti Gold finished 9th.