By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association has awarded Techiman City Football Club [TCFC] three points, 3 goals for winning its case against Wa Dark Heroes FC.
The former Premier League campaigners [Techiman City] has leapfrogged to the fifth position on the GN Bank Division One League, Zone 1 log with 39 points having been declared winners in their matchday 20 game against Dark Heroes at the Wa Park.
TCFC lodged a formal complaint against Dark Heroes before the Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 on two main counts:
[i] Fielding an unqualified player in their GN Bank Division One League match played at the Wa Park on Saturday, July 08.
[ii] That Wa Dark Horses FC had failed or refused to pay a fine imposed on the club by the GFA in the Matchday 5 match against B.A. United in Sunyani, where six players were shown yellow cards.
However, after going through the merits and demerits of Techiman City’s petition the Disciplinary Committee realized that in the case of [i] the players TCFC claimed to be unqualified to play in the said game were duly qualified.
But the Committee found out that Wa Dark Horses FC had failed or refused to pay a fine imposed on the club by the GFA in the Matchday 5 match against B.A. United in Sunyani, where six players were shown yellow cards.
The committee therefore arrives at the following decisions:
1. That for failing to fully pay the fine imposed by the Ghana Football Association within the stipulated time to do so, Wa Dark Horses FC acted in violation of Article 39(8)(b) and 39(8)(d) of the General Regulations (as amended on December 30, 2014 by the GFA Congress) and shall forfeit the Matchday 20 match.
2. That consequently, the match result is hereby annulled and shall not stand.
3. That having been found to have forfeited the match, Wa Dark Horses FC shall be deemed to have lost the match by three (3) goals to nil (0) to Techiman City FC, in accordance with Articles 31(1) and 31(2) of the GFA Disciplinary Code.
4. That should any party be dissatisfied with or aggrieved by this Decision, the party has within three (3) days of being notified of this Ruling to appeal to the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association (See Article 37(11) of the General Regulations of the GFA).
The case was presided over by:
1. Prosper Harrison Addo, Esq. – Chairman
2. Osei Kwadwo Addo, Esq. – Member
3. J.W Amoo [W.O 1] – Member
4. Alex Kotey – Member
• William Bossman – Secretary