AshantiGold Sporting Club has been suspended by the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GA) per Article 17(1) of the GFA Statutes, effective immediately.
This judgment was taken due to the club’s dealing with banned officials Kwaku Frimpong and Emmanuel Frimpong, which constitutes a significant violation of both GFA and FIFA Statutes.
The Ghana Football Association Disciplinary Committee banned brothers Kwaku and Emmanuel Frimpong for 10 and 8 years, respectively, for match-fixing.
The decisions were subsequently upheld by the GFA Appeals Committee.
In violation of both the GFA Statutes and the FIFA Statutes, the two banned officials did not file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) before the deadline passed.
Contrary to Articles 9, 13, and 16 of the GFA Statutes and the relevant sections of the FIFA Statutes, AshantiGold SC continues to deal with and engage with the two banned officials.
Keep in mind that only 22 players have petitioned CAS for an appeal or temporary measure (stay of execution) and that CAS has granted all of those requests.
The suspension of AshantiGold SC implies the club shall lose all membership privileges and that the club cannot play in any football competition, including but not limited to the Ashanti Regional Football Association Division Two League.
The GFA, its members, clubs, players, referees, and all football participants shall not deal or engage in any football-related activity (administrative, sporting, etc.) with the suspended AshantiGold SC and/or the banned officials, as required by both the GFA Statutes and the FIFA Statutes.