The Disciplinary Committee (DC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has thrown out a protest from Hasaacas Ladies against Ampem Darkoa Ladies for using an unqualified player in the Ghana Women’s Premier League final.
Hasaacas Ladies after the final they lost 5-3 on penalties filed a protest against Ampem Darkoa Ladies for using two unqualified players in the name of Latifa Abesik and Jennifer Owusuaa.
Hasaacas Ladies alleged that the two players were ineligible to feature in the match due to double registrations, stressing that Latifa Abesik with MEMBER ID GHA084462F has an active registration with Nana Afia Kobi Ampem with MEMBER ID GHA069931F.
While, Jennifer Owusuaa with MEMBER ID GHA053784F is registered with Western-Region-based Women’s Division One League side Vida Ladies as Jennifer Badu with MEMBER ID GHA142320F.
Hasaacas Ladies were seeking to be declared winners of the game. However, the Disciplinary Committee after adjudicating the matter has thrown out the protest.
The DC in its findings found out that Jennifer Owusuaa was duly registered as a player of Ampem Darkoa Ladies FC and was duly qualified to play in the match against Hasaacas Ladies FC.
On Latifa Abesik, the DC found that the player was fraudulently registered by Afia Kobi Ampem Ladies FC on 22/02/2018. The GFA Prosecutor has been asked to investigate and find all guilty parties in the fraudulent registration of Latifa Abesik.
The ruling declares Ampem Darkoa Ladies as Ghana’s representative in the WAFU Zone B Champions League.
The CAF Women’s WAFU Zone B Champions League which will serve as qualifiers for the CAF Women’s Champions League will be played in Côte d’Ivoire from Friday, August 18 to Sunday, September 03, 2023.
The CAF Women’s Champions League will also be staged in Côte d’Ivoire. The dates for the competition will be confirmed in due course.