The executives of Olympics and GFA failed to use mediation to settle the case
The executives of Olympics and GFA failed to use mediation to settle the case
- Advertisement -

An Accra High Court has dismissed Accra Great Olympics’ request to place an interlocutory injunction on the Ghana Premier League, paving the way for the competition to start this weekend.

In presenting their case, Olympics asked for an extension of the injunction period to one month within which the GFA would hear their protest against Elmina Sharks, but that has now been dismissed.

The court said that it had no jurisdiction to rule on the matter as it was an internal matter which should be determined by the Ghana Football Association, GFA.

- advertisement -

Great Olympics petitioned the GFA to over its protest against Elmina Sharks for fielding an unqualified player despite the expiration of the mandatory 72 hours to do so. But the petition was dismissed, forcing Olympics to head to court to seek redress.

Olympics was praying the court to force the GFA to accept its petition which would result in Elmina Sharks being docked points, essentially condemning them to relegation while Olympics are reinstated in their stead.

The GFA and Olympics tried an out of court settlement of the matter, but two meetings between the two parties failed to resolve the impasse.

Olympics have twice brought injunctions against the start of the league, which was originally scheduled to start on the weekend of February 10.

By ADR Daily Newsdesk

SOURCEADRDAILY
Previous articleOlympics, GFA need mediation
Next articleADR is “Appropriate”, not “Alternative”—Togbe Amedzake
ADR Daily is a specialized news portal with a focus on providing authentic news, information and research analysis on Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR), Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations Management (IRM) in Ghana and beyond. This platform serves as an information resource base for the progress of the ADR, HRM and IRM industries, and seeks to promote professionalism in ADR practice by supporting a network of ADR professionals within and across nations and continents. ADR Daily keenly encourages the mass adoption of ADR mechanisms, particularly negotiation, mediation and arbitration for the resolution of disputes in all spheres, through the publication of industry news and information, as well as by deploying innovative awareness creation engagements.