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Illegal Ghana Premier League New Edubiase CEO threatens legal action against the GFA

Abdul Salam Yakubu has branded last season’s league “illegal” and wants a court action taken against the Ghana Football Association.

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New Edubiase CEO, Abdul Salam Yakubu has threatened to take legal action against the Ghana Football Association on the basis that Dreams FC was unqualified to play in last season’s Ghana Premier League.

The club CEO wants his side reinstated into this season’s league, arguing that the six-points that Dreams FC won from his side in last season’s league should not stand if they are now disqualified.

New Edubiase placed 16th after a poor season in the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League and were consequently relegated from the topflight.

Dawu-based Dreams FC beat New Edubiase both home and away last season en route to placing 9th on the league log, but were demoted to the second tier after they lost a protest to Tema Youth for fielding an unqualified player when both sides met in the 2014/15 Division One League.

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Tema Youth were subsequently promoted to the topflight as a direct replacement for Dreams FC, who have confirmed that they will accept the charge by the GFA to have them demoted to division one.

However, Abdul Salam insists it was “illegal” for Dreams FC to play in last season’s league; hence the GFA must reinstate New Edubiase in the league or face court action.

“The [2015/16] league was illegal because someone [Dreams FC] was unqualified and they were allowed to play,” he fumed.

When my club played with Dreams FC, we lost six points and we were banned for the home match. All these things happened and [New] Edubiase was relegated. And you think I will sit and watch this happen? There are laws in this country.

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Last season’s league was invalid so we need to replay it all over again. How can a team that is unqualified play in a league and record [home and away] victories against my club to get us relegated? Why should my team play in division one?”

The start of last season’s league was delayed due to numerous court cases by clubs.

The Ghana Football Association held a congress meeting yesterday to decide on a date for the commencement of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League, but their plans could be under threat if the New Edubiase CEO carries out his plan of a law suit against them.

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