Olympics Face Extinction, Clubs To Expel Wonder Club From Football

Great Olympics’ tactics to use the courts to cause unnecessary delays to the start of the Premier League has angered clubs who are now bent on enforcing their laws to expel the Accra-based club from football in Ghana.

This comes after the Accra-based club suffered another embarrassing setback on Thursday when the court dismissed their quest for an injunction on the start of the competition, clearing the path for the top-flight matches to commence.

Several clubs will be seeking to table to motion to have Olympics expelled from football for the decision to go to the ordinary law courts instead of using the judicial processes within the game.

According to the Article 21 Clause 1 sub Clause 4 of the GFA statues which stipulates that clubs that fail to exhaust all internal modes of conflict resolution and seek redress at the court of law shall be expelled from the league.

With what seems now to be the tactic of the club to delay to start of the league through the law courts, some clubs in the league will force Congress to stick to its rules on expelling litigating clubs.

This is the second time the court has rebuffed the Accra-based side’s request for the league to be delayed over their ambitious request to play in the Ghana Premier League despite their relegation from the top-flight.

The Accra-based club applied for a second injunction pending an appeal to prevent the Ghana Premier League from starting without Olympics.

The decision by the judge to dismisses the injunction request from Accra Great Olympics paves the way for the start of the Premier League this weekend.

But clubs who are angry over the persistence of Olympics in using the courts also want to serve a deterrent to other by expelling the Accra-based traditional side.

The Wonder Club wanted a court injunction on the commencement of the 2017/18 campaign claiming the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA failed to give them a fair hearing in their protest filed against Bechem United after fielding an unqualified player.

The Disciplinary Committee rejected the claim by Olympics on two counts saying the quest for boardroom points cannot be granted as the protest was out of time.

The GFA rules state that a protest must be made within three days of the match being played but Olympics made their request SEVEN MONTHS after the game.

Their petition was also thrown out because there is nothing like a petition in the federation’s laws in the quest for points.

A disguised request by Olympics, masquerading as a supporter of the club, to have the matter heard by FIFA was also snubbed by the world governing body.

FIFA said Olympics must submit itself to the ruling of the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA and also slammed the request to have FIFA Disciplinary Codes implemented in the matter.

The start of the 2017/2018 Ghana Premier League season was postponed for the second time following the second application of injunction by Accra Great Olympics.

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