The Ghana Football Association is accusing Attorney General Gloria Akuffo of breaching the rights of the association and is calling on an Accra High Court to dismiss a petition seeking its liquidation.
Lawyers for the GFA in a written response say the petition by Madam Akuffo is without merit.
On June 12, the Attorney General filed the petition to liquidate the football governing body describing it as “an obscene emblem of scandal, corruption and illegal enterprise.” She also got an Accra High Court to place a 10-day restraining order on members of the Association.
The AG’s petition hinged largely on investigative journalist Anas Aremyaw Anas’ “Number 12” documentary, which details alleged instances of corruption in Ghana football.
They maintain the GFA is a private entity formed by individuals with the aim of promoting the sport among themselves and the public at large. They further state that the Association is not run with public funds and that the only use of public funds has to do with the national teams which are owned by the Nation and not the GFA.
On claims the public has an interest in football, lawyers for the GFA contend it amounts simply to emotional attachment and does not grant anyone a legal right to determine what the private entity (GFA) does.
Read the detailed response by laywers for Mr Nyantakyi below: