Government withdraws GFA case from Court

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The Attorney General, Gloria Afua Akuffo, has filed an application for leave to discontinue a petition for the official liquidation of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following an expose of corrupt activities in the football governing body.

An Accra High Court on July 12, 2018 restrained the officials of the GFA from carrying out their official duties by granting an interlocutory injunction application filed by the Attorney General on behalf of government.

The court has also granted an application by the AG to appoint the Registrar of Companies as the official liquidator of the GFA as government takes steps to dissolve the football governing body in the country.

The appointment of the Registrar of Companies as the official liquidator pending the determination of an application to wind up the GFA, essentially, was to prevent the officials of the GFA from disposing off the properties of the association unnecessarily.

But world football governing body, Federation Internationale de Footbal Association (FIFA) issued a 10-day ultimatum to government to discontinue its petition to have the GFA dissolved, or face a ban from football. In FIFA’s view, the move constitutes “government interference”.