An Accra High Court has granted an injunction restraining officials of Ghana Football Association (GFA) from carrying out all official activities.
The 10-day injunction secured Tuesday, is part of the government’s efforts to dissolve the GFA and restructure it to restore public confidence in the game.
The order of the court, therefore, bars the GFA and its officials from carrying out all official duties such as, the organization of football matches, selling of the Association’s assets, appointment and election of officials and other official duties.
In her argument before the court, AttorneyGeneral Gloria, Akuffo stated that the GFA was being used for illegal purposes and hence the responsibility of government to protect the interest of the public.
She further added that officials of the GFA have used the association for some scandalous and corrupt activities.Ms Akuffo also told the court the association and its former president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, used the GFA as an instrument for self-aggrandizement and a means by some officials to make themselves rich.
“The GFA has now become an instrument for self-aggrandizement by people who run it to make themselves rich,” she said.
She argued that seeing the recent investigative piece by undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the government cannot sit back and allow Ghana football to plummet further.
She says in spite of these revelations, officials of the FA attempted to travel to Russia to perform functions of the FA
“GFA has undermined its existence and therefore in the interest of protecting the national interests, we say the Attorney-General owes the duty to take urgent measures to stop this,” she argued.
The presiding judge, Justice Samuel Asiedu, granted the order thereby restraining GFA from proceeding with its functions.