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Division One League side Tema Youth to petition GFA over Accra Lions GPL promotion

The hierarchy of Division One League outfit Tema Youth has decided to petition the Ghana Football Association over the promotion of Accra Lions to the Ghana Premier League.

The ambitious Accra Lions gained promotion from the Zone 3 of the just-ended Division One League.

The domestic football governing body declared Accra Lions as champions in the Zone 3 on final day of the league and awarded them GHC50,000.

Despite finishing 65 points apiece, Accra Lions emerged as winners of the Zone with a superior goals and head-to-head advantage over Tema Youth.

However, the owner and bankroller of Tema Youth, Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer who seems not to be happy with the FA’s decision to declare Accra Lions as champions has hinted of challenging the association as he believes Accra Lions promotion was a miscarriage of justice.

He disclosed he is in talks with his lawyers towards petitioning the FA to look into the matter in order to ensure that justice is served in accordance with the rules governing the DOL.

But according to the former Ghana Football Association Presidential aspirant, if the GFA appeals committee had applied Article 13 of the Division One League Regulations to the letter, Tema Youth would have finished tops in the zone with two points ahead of Accra Lions.

“How can the same Article 13 which deals with withdrawal of clubs be applied differently by the appeals committee in the cases of Amidaus Professionals and Phar Rangers”

“Once points were expunged from the accumulated build-up of all clubs in the Amidaus case, the same rule must apply in the Phar Rangers case since the appeals committee applied the same Article 13,” he told Daily Graphic.


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