The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced a decision to put the 2023 GFA Election Timetable on hold, a statement has revealed:
This comes in following a Motion for Injunction filed at the High Court by King Faisal FC, a Division One League Zone 2 club.
The statement from the GFA read: “The GFA therefore wishes to inform all its members and stakeholders (especially Applicants who have filed their Nomination Forms for various positions) of the suspension of the 2023 GFA Elections process until the hearing of the motion on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.”
“The announcement of the Decision by the Elections Committee following the Vetting of the Applicants has therefore been put on hold.”
“The Association wishes to urge all members, clubs and applicants to remain calm. The Association will endeavour to seek appropriate legal redress for the prompt return to the 2023 Election Timetable and ensure that the calendar is not further disrupted,” the statement ended.
King Faisal FC, a club owned by Alhaji Karim Grusah filed the interlocutory injunction arguing that a legitimate Congress cannot convene to elect the GFA President until the new members or representatives of the Executive Committee have been duly elected.
The club appealed to the court to prohibit the GFA from holding the elections until the necessary elections for representatives from the National League Clubs, Regional Football Association, and other constituent bodies have been properly carried out.
Additionally, King Faisal is seeking a court declaration that initiating the nomination process for the GFA President’s election before conducting elections for the Executive Committee representatives is both incorrect and unlawful.
The GFA elections is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27 in Tamale. Current GFA President, Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and erstwhile GFA President George Kwasi Afriyie are expected to compete for the FA presidential position.
Eleven (11) football administrators have submitted their nominations forms to contest for the 5 slots available for the Premier League on the Executive council.
The contestants include; Dr. Randy Abbey (Heart of Lions), Frederick Acheampong (Dreams FC), Kwabena Asenso (Legon Cities), Kwasi Appiah (Asante Kotoko), Alhaji Akambi (Hearts of Oak) and Dr. Tony Augbynn (Medeama SC).
Others are: Kingsley Osei Bonsu (Bechem United), Nana Oduro Sarfo (Berekum Chelsea), Edmund Ackah (FC Samartex), Raphael Gyambrah (Nsoatreman FC) and Elloeny Amande (Karela United).
Five (5) have also submitted their nominations forms to contest for the 3 slots available for Division One clubs on the Executive council.
They include; Current GFA vice president, Mark Addo, Samuel Addo Anim, Eugene Nobel Nii Amon Noel, Gideon Ofosu and Alexander Ababio.
Also, Gifty Afia Oware-Mensah, the bankroller of Women’s Premier League side, Berry Ladies has scooped the single Executive slot for the Women’s league after going unopposed.
For Regional FA Chairman positions, incumbents Samuel Aboabire ‘Kattar’, Robert Otieku Duncan, Simon Ehomah, Daniel Agbogah, Salifu Shaibu Zida and so on have all submitted nomination forms to seek re-election in their respective regions.