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A High Court in Accra on Thursday granted an application filed by the government seeking to allow the Registrar General to take over the assets of the Ghanaian FA, pending liquidation of a petition before the court.

The Court also granted an injunction application by Gloria Akuffo, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, to restrain executives of the GFA and its assigns from working in an official capacity.

The presiding judge, Justice Samuel Kwame Asiedu, has in his ruling since given the Registrar General, Jemima Oware, powers to manage the assets of the GFA until the hearing of the substantive petition for liquidation, said a report carried by Starrfm, a local radio in the capital.

Akuffo has argued that the GFA is being used for illegal purposes.

The GFA has however challenged the Justice Minister’s petition at the High Court seeking the dissolution.

The Ghanaian government last month began moves to dissolve the GFA following an expose by private investigator Anas Aremeyaw Anas in which some 77 referees and GFA officials were alleged to have received bribes and indulged in other illegalities.

The expose led to the resignation of the then GFA President Kwasi Nyantakyi who was heard in the video telling some supposed investors that he had access to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other top government officials and could help them get state contracts.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is currently investigating Nyantakyi while the head office of the GFA has been marked as a crime scene.

The government is also engaging FIFA in its quest to dissolve the GFA and restore integrity to the game.

After talks last week, both sides have appointed a two-man liaison team to find the way forward for Ghana football.

The liaison team stated that its aim was to ensure that footballing activities in the country would continue, especially as Ghana was not under a ban from FIFA and would assist the various national teams to take part in the various international competitions they had qualified to play in. Enditem

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