Conviction of contempt against 2 GFA officials

GFA - Rapid News GH

The High Court in Accra has convicted two Ghana Football Association (GFA) officials in contempt of court.

Prosper Harrison Addo, the association’s general secretary, and Sheikh Tophic Abdul-Kadir Sienu, a member of the Division One League board, have each been fined Gh24,000 and Gh12,000 and given a one-day jail term.

Addo was found guilty for remarks made in his personal role during interviews, while Sienu was found guilty for remarks made on Facebook.

Ashanti Gold FC filed the lawsuit against the GFA’s Executive Council members because they began playing in the 2022–2023 Premier League despite a preliminary order.

Kurt Okraku, the GFA president, and the 12 members of the executive council were not issued with the injunction order, the court ruled, and as a result, they were not in contempt of court.

The GFA claimed that Addo and Sienu did not complete their jail terms because they paid their fines before the day’s sitting of the presiding judge came to a close.

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