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Medeama CEO: Speed up Hearts of Oak protest case against Great Olympics

BY: George Ernest Asare
Kurt Simeon Okraku- GFA boss
Kurt Simeon Okraku- GFA boss

The Chief Executive Officer of Medeama Sporting Club, Mr James Essilfie, has expressed concern about the undue delay in adjudicating a protest filed by Accra Hearts of Oak against city rivals, Great Olympics,  for using Joshua Kwame Rhule during their local derby at the Accra Sports Stadium on June 6, 2021.

After fighting to a 1-1 draw in their tension packed match, officials of Hearts filed a protest to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) alleging that Rhule was unqualified to feature in the  local derby , hence Hearts  should be declared winners and awarded the maximum points at stake.

Commenting on the Hearts protest, Mr Essilfie said it was important for the FA to speed up the adjudication process to allow sanity in the league.

"I will urge the Ghana Football Association to act on the matter as soon as possible. We have just five matches to end the season, and the outcome of that ruling will have consequences on positions on the table," Essilfie  declared

"We have to avoid needless litigation and so its imperative for the FA to act now”

"It's been an exciting season, and we must do all we can to ensure we end it successfully. The clubs must be clear on the ruling before our next Premier League matches,” he noted

"It's important we safeguard this fantastic season and not allow a potential litigation to mar it."He advised