The Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association has quashed an earlier ruling of the Disciplinary committee to ban shareholders of Division one league club Phar Rangers.
The committee stated in their ruling the DC erred in their decision to include shareholders of the club insisting the Ghana FA division one league Regulations did not mention shareholders as part of persons who could suffer punishment for acts or omission of the club.
In its ruling, the Appeals committee stated that they “note from the appeal record that the Disciplinary committee in addition to imposing sanctions on phar Rangers as a club, also imposed sanctions on its directors and shareholders on the basis of Article 13 of the GFA division one league Regulations”
The committee states “We so not see any reference to shareholders in this provision at all. Officials of a Football club cannot be intepreted to include shareholders. Football clubs in Ghana are corporate intities with distinct shareholders and directors it is possible for a shareholder to be a director, but in applying Article 13, of the division one league Regulations, it is only the capacity of a director that can be the subject of sanctions. In out view, the sanctions against the shareholders of Phar Rangers is without basis in the regulations if the division one league, and we set aside same.”
The Appeals committee has further requested the Ghana FA prosecutor to go ahead and charge directors of Phar Ranger if he deem their actions relating to article 13 as sacntionable.
The ruling of the Appeals committee brings to conclusion whether Nana Yaw Amponsah can still hold office as chief executive officer of Asante Kotoko following the earlier ban.
It also paves way for him to continue his job with the Fabulous club.