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MENSAH V. GHANA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION AND OTHERS

(1989) JELR 68070 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  24 Jan 1989  •  Ghana

Coram
ADADE JSC,TAYLOR JSC ,FRANCOIS JSC,AMUA-SEKYI J.S.C.,ESSIEM J.A.

Judgement

AMUA-SEKYI J.S.C.: On 4 May 1988, the High Court, Cape Coast gave judgment for the plaintiff, Kojo Mensah, for:

(a) declaration that Accra Standfast Football Club (Standfast) are not qualified to play in the first division of the 1988-89 National Football League; that Cape Coast Venomous Vipers Football Club (Vipers) are qualified to play in the said division of the league; that the decisions of the disciplinary committee and the appeals committee of the defendant, Ghana Football Association, to the contrary are null and void;

(b) an order setting aside the decision of the defendants confirming that of the appeal committee;

(c) an injunction restraining the defendants and the National Sports Council from proceeding with the current league without the participation of Vipers; and

(d) an injunction restraining Standfast from participating in the said league.

Being dissatisfied with this judgment, the defendants lodged an appeal with the Court of Appeal and applied to the High Court, Cap…

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