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Tuesday, 31 August 2021 22:48

Ghana Football And The Gavel: The Impact and its Jolt Repercussions

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"What is growing around you is what you planted. Therefore, if you don't like the plants, change the seeds"- Craig D. Lounsbrough, a professional Counselor and a certified Professional Life Coach.

I think Craig Lounsbrough's point is that whatever is currently happening in your life is what you've allowed to happen to you, however if you don't like it put a stop to those things and change it.

Inasmuch as of the above that I genuinely accentuate with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the growing incessant threats from the various clubs by dragging the local football governing body to court to challenge and demand explanation to how some of them (clubs) were deduct-off some points, sanctioning and banning of players and team officials, promotion and demotion of the clubs which - according to them the FA has failed to heed to their warnings.

This growing trend is becoming the order of the day to some of this clubs as they hurriedly run to the media or go on social media to issue those hypocritical threats to infuriate the FA to respond.

Surprisingly most of these clubs are very much aware and know the statutes and regulations of the GFA but fail to adhere to them before threatening to stretch the aforementioned cases to its elastic limit if the review and appeals committee deny them 'justice'.

A premier league club who have qualified and experienced football brains in their fold will intentionally field an unqualified player in a match during the dying embers of the league simply because the player will help them amass the maximum points for them to stay or be in the top four of the league.


The behavior of some of these clubs failure to apply strictly to the rules governing the game has necessitated the FA to unleash tough sanctions on these teams which has later on brought a strong stench of hatred, envy and hooliganism thoughts among the teeming supporter which they target clubs and officials during match-days and beat them to a pulp.

On the other hand the FA should make sure that some of the rules and regulations won't be twisted with impunity and shouldn't use a clause that 'doesn't exist' to disqualify players or demote teams.

For sometime now, how some of the clubs are ranting in the media - threatening and gathering momentum to go and petition the Court of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) is quite a worrisome and an embarrassing situation for Ghana football.

With the 2021/22 season of the Ghana Premier League and the Division One League yet to kick off, I am personally hoping and praying the various teams will put their houses in other by putting all the necessary tools and bringing onboard qualified players and adhering to the rules and regulations of the game to prevent future laughable fracas and jolt repercussions.


By: Pascal Nii Gogo Amoah

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