The 2022–2023 Ghana Premier League (GPL) has been postponed , according to the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The judgment was issued in response to an injunction Ashantigold requested from the Human Rights High Court, according to a statement posted on the FA’s website on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
“This follows a Motion on Notice for Injunction filed yesterday at the Human Rights High Court by Ashantigold SC and served on the GFA’s lawyers yesterday afternoon,” reads the statement.
“Following the receipt of the Motion, the Association has decided to put the league on hold until the determination of a Motion on Notice for Injunction by the court on October 14, 2022,” the FA added.
In their statement, the GFA urged for calm among all parties involved during this tumultuous time.
“The Association wishes to urge all stakeholders – sponsors and partners and clubs who have invested in the league, players whose livelihood depends on the league, match officials, administrators, officials and supporters of the league and the clubs to remain calm,” the statement entreated.
The GFA promised all interested parties in their statement that they would make sure the league’s schedule wouldn’t be impacted.
“The Association will endeavour to seek redress for the prompt return of the Premier League and ensure that the calendar is not further disrupted in this world cup year,” the statement read.
In their home game against Inter Allies during the 2020–2021 Ghana Premier League season, the FA’s Disciplinary Committee found Ashantigold guilty of match manipulation.
The Committee then punished the other officials implicated and downgraded both clubs to the third-tier league of the nation.
On September 9, 2022, Ashantigold filed a lawsuit with the Human Rights High Court requesting an injunction to stop the start of the upcoming Ghana Premier League season in reaction to what the Miners perceived as an unfair decision by the GFA.