The Disciplinary Committee (DC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has dismissed Accra Great Olympics FC’s protest case against Tamale City FC in relation to their betPawa Premier League Matchday 27 game played at the WAFA Park in Sogakope.
Great Olympics after the match which ended 1-1 filed a protest against Tamale City over the eligibility of their manager, Hamza Mohammed. Per the protest, the Tamale City manager does not have the requisite certificate to sit in the dugout for the game.
Olympics were seeking to be declared winners of the game. However, the Disciplinary Committee after adjudicating the matter has thrown out the protest.
According to the Disciplinary Committee, the violation in contention is not sanctioned under the GFA Premier League Regulations but rather a fine in accordance with the provisions of the GFA Club Licensing Regulations and the GFA Club Licensing Book of Sanctions.
A fine of GHc20,000 has therefore been imposed on Tamale City FC for failing to appoint a Head Coach after being granted 30-day grace period given to the Club.
Tamale City FC has been asked to immediately appoint a Head Coach to replace Coach Walid Mohammed who travelled outside the country for medical reasons.
The decision has been communicated to all parties with aggrieved parties given within one day of being notified of the decision to appeal before the GFA Appeals Committee.