Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association Kudjoe Fianoo has made a stunning revelation about how the Ghana FA failed to respond to a letter from the league clubs welfare body seeking to intervene in the impasse between Phar Rangers and the football governing body.
Phar Rangers, Division One League club that plays in the Zone III, officially notified the Ghana FA through a signed letter of their decision to withdraw from all league competitions in Ghana but wrote a second letter within three days of their notification to rescind their earlier decision.
The GFA immediately released a statement on their website detailing their move to refer the Akuapem Mampong-based club to the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana FA.
Meanwhile within hours of Phar Rangers first letter to the GFA announcing their withdrawal from the 2020/21 league season and declaring the club as defunct, GHALCA chairman Kudjoe Fianoo got in touch with the club and urged them to rescind their decision which the club did immediately.
The GHALCA boss didn’t end there as he took it further by officially writing to the Ghana FA to resolve the matter between the two parties. But, the former AshantiGold Chief Executive Officer has revealed the GFA failed to acknowledge the letter from GHALCA or even send them a reply.
“That same night, GHALCA wrote a letter to the FA, appealing to them to uphold their decision of referring the matter to it’s disciplinary committee but there was no response from the FA,” the Great Olympics board member is quoted by Sports World Ghana.
“Four weeks ago, we (GHALCA) heard in the media about Phar Rangers decision to withdraw from FA organized competition, so as the mother body for the clubs, we engaged the directors of the club on that same night and advised them to go back and honour the remaining matches so we can settle all issues which they (Phar Rangers) think are not favoring them after the season,” he further stated.
Fianoo admits he has been left disappointed in the ruling given by the Ghana FA Disciplinary wing.
“But personally, I am disappointed with the decision by the FA because, this matter could have been solved amicable or other way round, but they are the regulators and we are welfare bodies and they thought it wise to ban them so let’s leave it as it is for now,” he stated.
He further revealed that Ghana FA Vice President Mark Addo also got involved in the process of convincing Phar Rangers to rescind their earlier decision.
“What influenced us (GHALCA) most is that, at a point in time, the Vice President of the FA (Mr. Mark Addo) joined the negotiations and spoke to Phar Rangers,” he added.
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