The start of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League this weekend has been thrown into doubt after its launch was called off Monday.
Accra Great Olympics, who by their placement (15th) at the end of the 2016/17 league, suffered relegation secured a court injunction restraining the FA from starting the league.
According to Olympics, they have “unresolved boardroom cases” they believe would favour them to remain in the top division.
The Accra-based club delivered the injunction to Isaac Addo, the Ghana FA General Secretary Monday afternoon.
“At 16:10GMT Monday, the Ghana Football Association was served an injunction by a member, Great Olympics.
“As a sign of respect to the court, we have called off the launch of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League,” spokesperson for the Ghana Premier League Board announced to the media and patrons who had gathered at the forecourt of the FA Secretariat for the league launch.
Great Olympics protested against Bechem United and Elmina Sharks for using an unqualified player last season but they lost the protest.
Olympics were hoping that winning six points from both Elmina Sharks and Bechem United would have helped maintain their Premier League status.
Spokesperson for Accra Great Olympics Saint Osei in an interview with Starr News said they want to seek justice.
“As I speak with you the bailiff and our general manager just left the premises of the FA. You know we have been fighting for this for the past four months just for the FA to hear us out but they refused to do that with reasons best known to them,” Osei told Starr Sports.
“I don’t think we would have gotten here if they had listened to us…but I believe we will find the appropriate quarters to resolve this issues amicably,” he added.