Sports News of Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Vice President of the Ghana Football Association George Afiyie has stated that the bribery allegation case between Techiman City FC and Wa Afrian United has been restarted.
During the 2014/15 Division One League, the owner of Wa African United alleged that their game against Techiman City was a match of convenience as his team played under the influence of bribe.
Techiman City won the game by a lone goal.
However, the case was reported to the Ethics Committee which was chaired by the Vice-Chairman of the Committee DCOP Kofi Boakye.
Techiman City was found guilty and they were demoted from the Division One League but they raised an objection regarding the eligibility of the chairman of the committee on that day.
They were reinstated by the Appeals Committee and managed to seal a qualification to the Ghana Premier League.
The case has since been contested again by the complainants Wa African United challenging the eligibility of the Techiman-based side’s promotion.
The outcome of the case will determine the date for the commencement of the 2015/16 Premier League season.
But the Ghana FA vice has disclosed that all the previous decisions have been quashed with the Ethics Committee set for a resit to restart the whole process over again.
“The case between Techiman City and Wa African United has been started afresh, it has been restarted in the essence that Techiman City raised technical objection to the eligibility of DCOP Kofi Boakye because they said the time he sat on the case he wasn’t eligible for the position per the regulations of the Ghana FA.
“There has been an amendment so now the vice chairman is sitting on the case and they have been given a date to appear before the committee,” Afriyie told Otec FM in Kumasi.
He added: “The FA has mandated the Ethics Committee to fast track the case in order to finish the case ones and for all because the delays in the our judicial systems have been affecting the progress of the league.”