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Defiant Ghana FA will go ahead with Premier League matches, officials named despite injunction threats

Published on: 19 February 2016
Defiant Ghana FA will go ahead with Premier League matches, officials named despite injunction threats
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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has fully demonstrated that the opening matches of the 2015/16 Premier League season will be played at all the league centres by naming match officials minutes after widespread reports of an injunction preventing the start of the competition.

Doubts surrounding the commencement of the Ghanaian top-flight started on Thursday following a court injunction order by a football fan federation insiders said they have received no such order from the court.

As such the GFA will go ahead with matches to be played across the eight league centres and named the referees and other match officials for the game.

In a Twitter posting the GFA announced that the matches will be played - a move clearly meant to assure football fans and clubs that the game will go ahead.

Desperate last-minute measures are underway to prevent the much-awaited Ghana Premier League from going ahead as a well known Tema Youth supporter Babia Alhassan went to court on Thursday to prevent the competition from kicking off.

Alhassan claims he has served an injunction writ at the Ghana FA, to stop the federation from going ahead with their Premier League but the country's governing body's insiders say no such order was received.

He says he wants to prevent the start of the Ghana Premier League because Real Athletico were relegated to from the First Division to the Second Division. The Tema-based club say they have not asked him to slap an injunction on the league.

Alhassan's action has also been disowned by his own Tema Youth who also claim they have not part in his action thus it appears he is not taking the action as an official of any club.

In what looks as like direct response to the widespread reports, the GFA has named matches officials for the game strongly indicating that Saturday's big kickoff between giants Asante Kotoko and WAFA will come off as planned with highly-rated referee William Agbovi taking charge of the game.

The Ghana FA has been tight-lipped and gone ahead to name officials.

For more news on the Ghana Premier League, please visit our dedicated exclusively for news from the local league via the navigational tab at the top of our pages or click here. Below are the match officials for Match day 1 of the 2015/16 Premier League:

MATCH: Wafa vs Kotoko (Saturday February 20)

VENUE: Sogakope

REFEREE: William Agbovi

ASST 1: Effah Tetteh

ASST 2: Alex Annim

4TH REF: Timothy Obuobisa

 

MATCH: Techiman City vs Berekum Chelsea

VENUE: Techiman

REFEREE: Desmond Abbey

ASST 1: Dawood Ouedrago

ASST 2: Bawa Haruna

4TH REF: Theresa Bremansu

 

MATCH: Wa All Stars vs Sekondi Hasaacas

VENUE: Wa

REFEREE: Reginald Lathbridge

ASST 1: Murtala Mohammed

ASST 2: Richard Appiah

4TH REF: O.B. Amankwa

 

MATCH: Ashantigold vs Medeama

VENUE: Len Clay Stadium

REFEREE: Joseph Lamptey

ASST 1: David Laryea

ASST 2: Ibrahim Adams

4TH REF: J.A. Amenya

 

MATCH: Hearts of Oak vs New Edubiase

VENUE: Accra Sports Stadium

REFEREE: Cecil Fleischer

ASST 1: Ben Vormawor

ASST 2: Sam O. Boateng

4TH REF: Sylvester Adzoku

 

MATCH: Ebusua Dwarfs vs Dreams FC

VENUE: Cape Coast

REFEREE: Seidu Bomison

ASST 1: Eric Nantiere

ASST 2: Badiu Alhassan

4TH REF: Nuhu Liman

 

MATCH: Bechem United vs Liberty Prof

VENUE: Bechem

REFEREE: Solomon Mordey

ASST 1: Paul Atimaka

ASST 2: Shine Ayitey

4TH REF: Dally Gagba

 

MATCH: Inter Allies vs Aduana

VENUE: Tema Stadium

REFEREE: Patrick Kyeremanteng

ASST 1: Sarfo Adade

ASST 2: Frank Bossman

4TH REF: Ernest Barfi

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