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Badminton Association of Ghana sacks six officials and players

The Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG) has expelled six persons for filing legal suits against the association without exhausting the internal dispute resolution processes.

The personalities — William Odoi, Phillip George Kweku Baah, John Otoo, Otto Ampofo Boateng, Christopher Akuba and Camara Kwesi Obeng — were expelled effective November 8, 2021, in line with the BAG Constitution. Article 41.5.2 of the Constitution states that “any member who does not follow the internal procedure of the resolution committee as the first port of call for any dispute is automatically expelled for three years from the association without further reference and recourse to the member.”

At a press briefing in Accra yesterday, BAG President, Evans Yeboah, urged all paid-up members of the association to take advantage of the internal dispute resolution procedure of the BAG because its constitution called for an immediate expulsion for that offence.

“Every association has its bye-laws and rules and the constitution creates a platform for each and every paid-up member to air their grievances.

“There is an internal dispute resolution body that listens to cases of misconduct of which 41 activities have been described as such in the constitution. Once you don’t bring your concerns to the dispute resolution committee and seek redress from external bodies, the constitution says that you are expelled without recourse to you.”

However, he noted that the constitution also provided an opportunity for expelled members to seek redress.

Ineligible players

Mr. Yeboah further disclosed that the BAG had also suspended or declared ineligible players like Daniel Sam, Ebenezer Andrews (a guardian of Philip George Kweku Baah), Michael Opoku Baah and Grace Atipoka who was charged for hosting a press conference in September 2021 at which executives of the association were castigated.

Credit: Graphic Sports

 

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