The Ghana Football Association has told the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court that their $6 million enterprise (Sponsorship) is suffering following the interlocutory injunction filed by Ashantigold Football club.

On September 28, the miners placed an injunction on the three weeks old Premier League after they were demoted to the second division over match fixing.

In court on Friday, October 14, the hearing of the injunction was deferred after the court granted Ashantigold time to file supplementary affidavit in support of their case.

In a court sitting characterised with legal banter from both parties, the GFA expressed concerns over delay.

Lawyer Naa Odofoley, counsel for the Ghana Football Association had raised preliminary legal objection to a supplementary affidavit filed by Ashgold.

She argued that, the applicant per the law ought to have sought leave of the court before filing their supplementary affidavit.

She therefore urged the court to set it aside if the applicant was not ready to move their application.

Counsel for Ashgold, Edward Sam Crabbe had argued that, the preliminary legal objection raised by the GFA was irregular and that, they should have been put on notice to prepare.

The court presided over by Justice Barbara Tetteh-Charway ruled that, per the law, both parties have erred.

Consequently, the court said, the supplementary affidavit from Ashgold is set aside.

The court said it was only going to rely on the application for interlocutory injunction filed on September 28 and the affidavit in opposition filed by the GFA.

*New twist*

Just when the court was about to hear the injunction, counsel for Ashgold prayed the court for time to file a motion to seek leave of the court to file a supplementary affidavit.

He said, their supplementary affidavit contains substantial and weightier information which would help their case.

Lawyer for the GFA opposed to that request and told the court that, per Ashgold own argument, they were not ready for the case.

She prayed the court to strike the application out and allow the premier to go on and could come back when they are ready.

The court after hearing the parties said, it would be unjust not to grant the request.

Consequently, lawyers of Ashgold have been directed to file their motion for leave for supplementary affidavit on October 17.

The court after consulting the registrar of the court, adjourned the case to October 20 for the motion to be considered.

According to EIB Network’s Court Correspondent Inusah, Ashgold was represented by Dr Kweku Frimpong while the GFA was represented by Prosper Harrison Addo, Nana Sarfo, Kingsley Osei Bonsu and the GFA director of legal.

Source: Inusah