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Ghana football being destroyed by ‘factions’ - Lawyer John Quayson

Published on: 05 August 2020
Ghana football being destroyed by ‘factions’ - Lawyer John Quayson
Ghana Football Association


A sports lawyer, John Quayson, says Ghana football will continue to struggle for public and corporate acceptance if the numerous camps and factions with different interests do not unite to uplift the game.

According to Mr Quayson, there are too many ‘camps and factions’ in and around the administration of Ghana football.

He said he had hoped that the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi would help bring the football community together to fight for a cleaner and more acceptable image but that dream has been a mirage.

According to Lawyer Quayson, the election of Kurt Okraku and the circumstances that surrounded the elections have rather deepened the cracks.

It will be recalled that the football administrator and owner of Tema Youth Wilfred Kweku Osei was disqualified from contesting last year’s election on grounds that he had failed the more test to lead the association.

His disqualification, according to is supporters is what paved way for Kurt Okraku to assume office.

Since his disqualification which he termed as unlawful, Mr Kweku Osei has been at the Court of Arbitration for Sports, seeking to have the election that Kurt Okraku won annulled.

Speaking on Joy News the astute football lawyer said whether Osei Kweku Palmer wins the case or not, the decision will do little to heal the factions within Ghana football.

"I don't see any hope until a miracle happens. There are about four different camps now. This is not good for Ghana football. There is enmity and there is a clear line of division among the football people."

At the time of going to press, CAS was yet to give its verdict on the matter.

Source: The Finder

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