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Olympics v GFA: Court adjourns injunction to February 21

BY: Kweku Zurek
Great Olympics director Fred Pappoe
Great Olympics director Fred Pappoe

The Accra High Court has adjourned to February 21 an interlocutory injunction suit filed by Accra Great Olympics Club Limited against the Ghana Football Association.

Justice Anthony Yeboah before adjourning the case which has halted the start of the Ghana Premier League listened to a plea by the counsel for Olympics, Mr Kwesi Austin who stated that he was yet to completely study the response filed by counsel for the GFA, Thaddeus Sory because he only received it yesterday.
 
Before the end of the sitting which lasted less than 30 minutes, Justice Yeboah directed the counsel for both parties to ensure that their written responses and any other supplementary documents were filed before Friday February 16.
 
Isaac Addo (left) and Fadi Fattal (far right)
 
The judge also advised counsels to supply him with relevant legislation from the GFA statutes supporting their arguments before adjourning the suit.
 
The plaintiff and respondents of the suit for the Olympics and the GFA were identified in court as Fadi Fattal (Olympics Shareholder and Board member and Isaac Addo (GFA Gen. sec) respectively.
 
Although, Mr Sory, the counsel for the GFA declined comment after the hearing, the GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi said he was committed to the court process and as such would not discuss merits of the case outside court.
 
He said he would endeavor to be present for all the hearings except when he was outside the country on an international assignment.