A court order filed at the High Court by King Faisal caused the unexpected suspension of the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) schedule for the 2023 elections.
King Faisal asserts that according to the GFA’s constitution, a valid Congress cannot meet to elect the GFA President until the new members or representatives of the Executive Committee have been duly elected. King Faisal is being represented by legal counsel James Kwame Quayson.
In response, the GFA acknowledged that the Elections Committee’s decision-announcement process had been put on hold while candidates were being vetted. This communication was delivered by the GFA to all of its participants and members, with a focus on those who had submitted Nomination Forms for various positions.
The 2023 GFA Elections process has been suspended until the motion’s hearing on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, “The GFA wishes to inform all of its members and stakeholders (especially Applicants who have filed their Nomination Forms for various positions) of the suspension.”
“The Association wants to remind all applicants, clubs, and members to keep their cool. In order to ensure that the schedule is not further disturbed, the Association will make every effort to pursue the required legal remedies.
Tamale was originally slated to host the GFA Elections. Kurt Okraku, the incumbent, and George Afriyie, the previous vice president, are running for the presidency in the election process, which aims to choose new leaders to govern the association.