Former Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), Alhaji Ali Raji is baffled by the Ghana Football Association’s decision to charge Ghanaian second-tier side Phar Rangers over their withdrawal from all Ghanaian club competitions.
In a letter signed by the club’s Administrative and Operations Manager Hamid Saaka, the Akuapem Mampong based side has ceased to exist as a football club from the date of the signed letter.
However the Cudjoe Fianoo-led GHALCA administration have managed to successfully talked the club out of their decision to pull out of the Division One League and the MTN FA Cup.
Rangers, owned by Asante Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah and financed by politician S. K Boafo, have formally written to notify the Ghanaian football regulatory body of their decision to retract their earlier communication and continue to participate in the league and FA Cup competitions.
But even before the Rangers would decide on rescinding their earlier decision the Ghana FA swiftly issued a statement in which it said it will accordingly activate the appropriate provisions in the GFA Rules & Regulations relating to the matter.
On Tuesday June 8, 2021 the Ghana FA issued another statement in which it said it has charged for a breach of Article 13(1), 13(2), 13(3), and 13(4) of the GFA Division One League Regulations, 2019 and Article 7(d) of the GFA FA Cup Regulations, 2021.
This action from the Ghana FA has left former GHALCA chairman Alhaji Ali Raji perplexed and has questioned the decision of the GFA to charge a club that was supposed to be no longer in existence.
“We would appreciate the consequences of the exit of Rangers on the Division One League. How do you charge a defunct club who by its letter to the FA has said it ceased to be a member of the association?,” Raji told Ghanasportsonline.com.
Raji over a successful GHALCA administration between 2012 and 2016.
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