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We remain focused and not worried with any injunction – GFA jabs AshantiGold SC

Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Mark Addo says the football administration is not perturbed about any move to delay the progress of domestic football in the country.

According to the vice president, the FA remain focused amid the commencement of the upcoming 2023/24 football season and not moved with any court threats.

Mr. Addo’s comments follows the court injunction placed on the commencement of the 2023/24 league season by embattled AshantiGold SC.

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The former Ghana Premier League side are in court following their suspension by the Ghana Football Association at its Congress last month.

AshantiGold want the court to put the forthcoming league season on hold until the final determination of the case.

This was after they were suspended for dealing with banned officials Kwaku Frimpong and Emmanuel Frimpong, which constitutes a serious violation of both GFA Statutes and the FIFA Statutes.

The Executive Council of the GFA unanimously decided to suspend AshantiGold Sporting Club with under Article 17(1) of the GFA Statutes.

Kwaku Frimpong and his son Emmanuel Frimpong were banned by the GFA Disciplinary Committee for 10 years and 8 years respectively for engaging in an alleged match manipulation.

The decisions were subsequently upheld by the GFA Appeals Committee for the club’s continuation to engage with the two banned officials in violation of Articles 9, 13 and 16 of the GFA Statutes and the relevant provisions of the FIFA Statutes hence the suspension.

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However, the now Division Two league club, AshantiGold wants the 2023/24 season slated to start on September 15, 2023, be put on hold.

Amid the bruhaha surrounding the matter Mark Addo has stated that the FA is beyond distraction and argue that the plaintiff has no locust of their decision.

“The plaintiff who filed the injunction is already expelled so I don’t know on what basis or locus the injunction was being filed and on whose behalf. I am not too worried about it and the FA will respond to it in Court accordingly.

“I am very happy with what we have done so far. The initiative of the President is to make the league bigger and better. We can all see the evidence of these initiatives over the last 4years,” he told Kumasi-based Akoma FM.

He added “I am just focused on the path and the level we want to push Ghana football to.”

He believes going to court to express one’s displeasure has become normal because everyone is deemed with the opportunity therefore, he is not moved.

“For these things (court injunction), everybody has the right to go to court if they feel their rights are been infringed upon but I’m not too worried about it. We remain focused on the bigger picture and Isha Allah it will be well.”

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