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Application For Injunction On GAA Congress Adjourned

The Court took the decision to adjourn the case to January 9, 2019 due to the Plaintiff's inability to properly organize their writ served before the court.

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Application for interlocutory injunction on the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) Congress has been adjourned to next year by an Accra High Court.

The Court took the decision to adjourn the case to January 9, 2019 due to the Plaintiff’s inability to properly organize their writ served before the court.

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At the hearing of the case on Thursday at 9:50 AM at the Criminal Court 4 of the Accra High Court Complex in Accra, it was revealed that the Plaintiffs amended their writ to the GAA Executives with the inclusion of fifth defendant, i.e GAA without notifying the court.

The Court said they were unaware of any fifth defendant, neither were they aware that the writ has been amended. The Court took the decision that Lawyers of the Plaintiffs should properly table their writ for the case to be heard on January 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM.

The GAA had scheduled December 15, 2018 for elective congress in Tamale, but had to reschedule the date to December 22, 2018 due the application for an interlocutory injunction to be placed on it. Congress date is now unknown until further notice and GAA fears their calendar for 2019 has been thrown into disarray.

General Secretary of the GAA, Bawah Fuseini who is the second defendant told GhanaCrusader after court proceedings that: “[the decision] affects the GAA in so many ways — it clips our wings.

He added: “We cannot do anything as we speak now because Congress would have been the body that rectifies or approves 2019 programmes. Now that Congress is no more coming on as planned, there’s no authority to approve the 2019 programme.”

Coaches are preparing athletes for next year’s programmes that awaited approval from the GAA powerful decision-making body, but due to the current impasse that has thrown their objectives into the wind, Bawah reckon athletes will suffer the most.

“Our cry is for the Athletes and Coaches,” he continued “We planned to go to Tamale late January if our planned programme was approved by Congress, since there is no Congress, athletes would be training, coaches would be training with this kind of huge uncertainty.

“We cannot even go for sponsorship. We are court so which corporate body or institution would like to associate itself with an association that is in court and don’t know their calendar?”

 

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