Berekum Arsenals FC (the Petitioner) on February 29 protested against RTU (the Respondent) for failing to produce licences of five players and for fielding the said five unqualified players in the opening fixture of the second tier league played at Berekum in contravention of Articles 16(5)(b) and 34(1)(e) of the General Regulations of the GFA.

wpid-Berekum-Arsenals-prepare-to-face-RTU-on-Sunday.jpgAccording to the Petitioner, RTU fielded Ibrahim Mohammed, Vincent Deyi, Kwame Asare, Wisdom Kelly and Michael Dapaah who were not registered as at the time of the match on February 27.

The Petitioner further contended that RTU did not therefore produce the licenses of the five for inspection at the match.

The Petitioner attached a picture of the players and the match referee in support of the case. The Petitioner consequently, demanded that per Articles 34(2) and 34(5) (a) of the General Regulations of the GFA, the club should be declared the winner of the match.

However, the DC upon further findings found out that, the five were registered players at the time of the match and thus holds that, the Protest of Berekum Arsenals against RTU shall fail.

The DC also fined the Club GH 1000 for bringing a frivolous protest before the Committee. The fine is to be paid to the GFA in accordance with Article 37(16) of the General Regulations of the GFA within 14 days upon receipt of this Ruling.

Source: GNA

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