Judgement on ABN/GFA set for Dec. 14

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Accra, Oct. 29, GNA – The much awaited judgement on the agency deal of the Globacom sponsorship of the Premier League is expected to be pronounced on December 14.

     Abraham Boakye Nimo (ABN) Marketing Limited, led by ace supporter Abraham Boakye has sued the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for receiving no legal credit as brokers of the sponsorship partnership between the telecommunications outfit and the football governing body.

     After months in court, Bright Akwettey, counsel for Abraham Boakye prayed the court to subpoena personalities including the Director of Ghana Immigration Service since it was relevant to the determination of the case.

      The actions of Akwettey seek to challenge the veracity of a supposed minute of a meeting tendered by Kofi Nsiah, immediate past General Secretary of the GFA, held on October 14, 2008; and had in attendance the likes of Randy Abbey (then GFA Spokesperson), Welbeck Abra Appiah (Chairman, Premier League Board), Renee Williams (Chief Executive, Afrisat) and Fred Crentsil (GFA Executive Committee member).

      According to Akwettey, his checks has proved that Abbey and Williams were not in the country at the time of the meeting whilst Abra Appiah and Crentsil were neither present.

      The counsel for ABN prayed the court to grant an application to call the Ghana Immigration Service to tender evidence in the case of Abbey and Williams, who he claims were out of the country at the time of the supposed meeting.         

      However, to their dismay, Presiding Judge Richard Adjei Frimpong on Monday told the court that the motion failed to form a sufficient ground that the alleged minutes were forgeries, thus “devoid of merit and accordingly dismissed.”

     Akwettey told GNA Sports that the dismissal of the application paves way for the pronouncing of the judgement on the case before the court on December 14; whether ABN brokered the partnership between Globacom and the GFA or otherwise.

     The GFA insist Midsea Company Limited secured the deal with the Nigeria-headquartered outfit.

    The football governing body penned a five-year sponsorship deal worth $15 million with the telecommunication giants as headline sponsor of the premier league in December 2008.

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