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Relegated Dreams FC 'dream on' as they vow to fight demotion

Published on: 01 December 2016

Relegated Dreams FC have vowed to fight their demotion after they were held liable for the irregular registration of suspended player Cudjoe Mensah.

The Appeals Committee of the Ghana ruled on Wednesday that the club erred in the bizarre episode and inferred  slapped the ambitious club with demotion to the country's second-tier.

The ruling itself is fraught with controversy as it was not explicit on the current status of the club.

The Appeals Committee was forced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to hear the case after Tema Youth petitioned the Switzerland-based body claiming justice was not delivered in two previous hearings by the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA.

CAS ordered for the case of the use of Cudjoe Mensah by Dreams FC to be re-examined with Tema Youth claiming the player was unqualified to play when the two sides clashed in a match that decided who played in the Premier League last season.

Even though previous ruling by the Disciplinary Committee found that Mensah was unqualified to play it refused to hold Dreams FC responsible.

The Appeals Commitee finally ruled 0n Wednesday that CUDJOE MENSAH was unqualified to play in the match between TEMA YOUTH and DREAMS and the latter must be held liable for the irregular registration of the player.

But the club's administrative manager Ameenu Shardow is unshaken by the latest ruling which threatens their survival.

'We have been given a raw deal. We were not even given a hearing before the matter was concluded," he fumed on Accra-based Asempa FM

"We have not even open our defence and we think it's not fair. We are going to fight this matter to its logical conclusion.

"The board will meet today (Thursday) to decide on the next line of action."

The body also slapped a five-year ban from all football activities on Dreams FC official Ibrahim Dossey Adam for signing the release letter of the player on behalf of the club.

Dreams FC were also slapped with a fine of Two Thousand and Five Hundred cedis over the matter that has taken more than one year.

 

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