Ghana clubs pull out of all leagues

Mahmoud Elassal, Wednesday 8 Dec 2010

Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) voted to pull out their members from all the leagues in the country as a reaction to the raid in the Ghana Football Association (GFA) offices on Tuesday

Kotoko players
The league action will be blocked

“Clubs would not be involved in the Glo Premier League, Division One, Two and Three football leagues until further notice” GHALCA chairman Emmanuel Adotey quoted on the FA official site.

The statement said that the CHALCA and the GFA had an urgent meeting on Wednesday to discuss the raid by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) which lead to the removal of nine computer processing units and files by the state agency after securing a court warrant via an ex-parte motion.

 “The confiscation of equipment and files has necessitated their pulling out since various decisions including disciplinary cannot be confirmed and communicated to all affected clubs and players” Adotey added.

The case dates back to last October when the EOCO requested all contracts, within 48 hours, signed by the Ghana Football Association with some sponsors. A reply (14 October) for an extension sought by the GFA to produce their requests has until this moment not been responded to, according to the GFA.

FIFA, the world’s governing body, have already announced that they are monitoring the situation in Ghana. The GFA could face heavy sanctions due to government interference which is completely restricted by the FIFA rules.

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