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Nana Yaw Amponsah will stay on as Asante Kotoko Chief Executive after the Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association overturned an earlier ruling by its Disciplinary Committee banning directors of Division One League side Phar Rangers.

Amponsah, who remains a director of the club despite resigning from his role as CEO to take over the Kotoko job, was affected when the DC handed a 5 year ban to the club, as well as its directors for pulling out of all GFA competitions in the middle of the season.

But in its ruling, the Appeals Committee said the DC erred in its ruling because the Division One League regulations did not mention directors of the club as part of persons who could suffer punishment for infractions of the club.

“We note from the Appeal record that the Disciplinary Committee has in addition to imposing sanctions on Phar Rangers as a club, also imposes sanctions on its Directors and shareholders on the basis of Article 13 (3), of the GFA Division One League Regulations.

The Appeals Committee stated that it does not see any reference to shareholders in the provision of Article 13 (3)  of the GFA Division One League Regulations thus Officials of the football club cannot be interpreted to include shareholders.

It mentioned that in applying Article 13 (3) of the regulations it is only the capacity of a Director that can be subject to sanctions.

The Appeals Committee has tasked the GFA to consider reviewing Article 13(5) at the earliest opportunity to promote fairness and also dismissed the sanction imposed on the Directors and shareholders of the club.

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