The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is adjudicating a protest from Hasaacas Ladies against Ampem Darkoa Ladies for using an unqualified player in the Ghana Women’s Premier League final, the Secretary of the GFA, Prosper Harrison Addo has confirmed.
Speaking in an interview with Happy FM, Prosper Harrison Addo divulged that the FA has received a protest from Hasaacas Ladies stipulating that Ampem Darkoa Ladies used two unqualified in the final which was played a week ago and won by Ampem Darkoa Ladies.
“We’ve received it [a protest from Hasaacas Ladies], and sent it to Ampem Darkoa. They [Ampem Darko] have sent their response, so it’s left for the Disciplinary Committee to do its work”.
Hasaacas Ladies alleges that Latifa Abesik and Jennifer Owusuaa were ineligible to feature in the match due to double registration. 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, a contravention to Article 28(1)(d) and Article 28(2)(a) of the 2019 GFA Women’s Premier League Regulations.
Per the Regulations, a team commits an offence punishable by forfeiture of a match where that team fields an unqualified player.
The GFA scribe, Prosper Harrison Addo also revealed that his outfit started adjudicating the matter on Friday, May 19 and has little concern of the effect of the decision on Ghana’s representative for the 2023 CAF Women’s WAFU Zone B Champions League since both clubs have completed the club licensing for the competition.
“It’s only good that we allowed both zone leaders to complete the Club Licensing, we are not concerned because who ever wins [the protest] would have done the Club Licensing.
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.