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Ashanti Gold SC sinks deep as GFA suspends the entire team

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Ashanti Gold SC sinks deep as GFA suspends the entire team

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has unanimously decided to suspend Ashanti Gold Sporting Club with immediate effect under Article 17(1) of the GFA statutes.


This decision was taken due to the club’s dealing with banned officials Kwaku Frimpong and Emmanuel Frimpong, which constitutes a serious violation of both GFA statutes and the FIFA statutes.

Kwaku Frimpong and Emmanuel Frimpong have been banned by the GFA Disciplinary Committee for 10 years and 8 years respectively for engaging in match manipulation.

The decisions were subsequently upheld by the GFA appeals Committee.


The two banned officials did not appeal at the decision to the court of arbitration for sports (CAS) as required by both the GFA statutes and the FIFA statutes and the time for filing such an appeal had long expired.


However, Ashanti Gold SC continues to deal with an 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.


It would be recalled that only 22 players have filed appeals and temporary measures (a stay if execution) at CAS, which have been granted by CAS.


The suspension of Ashanti Gold SC means the club shall lose all membership rights and that the club cannot play in any football competition, including but not limited to the Ashanti Regional Football Association Division Two League.


In accordance with of both the GFA Statutes and FIFA Statutes, the GFA, members of the GFA, clubs, players, referees and all participants in football shall not deal and engage in any football related activities (administrative, sporting, etc) with the suspended AshantiGold SC and/or the banned officials.


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