In accordance with Article 17(1) of the GFA Statutes, the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has unanimously resolved to suspend AshantiGold SC with immediate effect.
The club’s continued dealings with officials Dr. Kwaku Frimpong and Emmanuel Frimpong, who are both banned, constitute a major violation of both the GFA Statutes and the FIFA Statutes, which is why this judgment was made.
The Ghana FA Disciplinary Committee has imposed 10-year and 8-year bans on Dr. Frimpong and his son Emmanuel, who served as the club’s CEO, for their involvement in match-fixing.
The Ghana FA Appeals Committee subsequently affirmed the judgments.
The Ghana FA Statutes and the FIFA Statutes both obliged the two banned officials to appeal the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), but they did not do so and the deadline for doing so had long since passed.
Only 22 players have requested a temporary measure (a stay of execution) and appeals at CAS, and CAS has approved both requests.
Players have therefore been permitted to sign up for and participate in Ghana FA and international competitions up until the CAS makes a final decision on their cases.
AshantiGold has been suspended, which results in the club losing all membership privileges and preventing it from participating in any football competition, including but not limited to the Division Two League of the Ashanti Regional Football Association.
The Ghana FA, association members, clubs, players, referees, and all other football participants shall not deal with or participate in any football-related activities (administrative, sporting, etc.) with the suspended AshantiGold and/or the banned officials in accordance with both the Ghana FA Statutes and the FIFA Statutes.