An Accra High Court has appointed the Registrar of Companies as the official liquidator of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), as government takes steps to dissolve the governing body of local football, following what has been termed the “Anas Expose” recently.
The court on Thursday also granted an extension of an injunction against officials, members and directors of the GFA preventing them from undertaking any official capacity on behalf of the association.
The court granted an application filed by the by Attorney-General, acting on behalf of the government, for the dissolution of the GFA, thereby appointing Registrar General’s Department, the sole obligation of managing the assets of the GFA to prevent any form of thievery whilst investigations were still ongoing.
According to the A-G, the GFA is not fit for purpose after corrupt practices revealed in the Number 12 video documentary by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, hence the plan to liquidate the entity through legal means.
The courts have therefore taken this measure on interim basis until the petition is fully heard with the GFA on the other hand, also challenging the Attorney General’s petition for their dissolution.
Meanwhile, a two-member liaison team have also being mandated by the Government, FIFA and CAF to undertake the certain managerial aspect of the GFA as they look to return football to normalcy by interacting with all stakeholders.