Nana Yaw Amponsah Slapped With Five-Year Football Ban, Set To Step Down As Kotoko CEO

Nana Yaw Amponsah will step down as the CEO of Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko with immediate effect after he was slapped with a five-year ban by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Wednesday, can reveal.

The decision by the Disicplinary Committee means that the former football agent will not be able to hold his position as the CEO of the Kumasi-based giants as he will not be qualified because of the ban.

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Amponsah has three days to appeal the decision at the Appeals Committee of the GFA.

Amponsah, who doubles as director of Division One club Phar Rangers FC, is suffering the consequences of the decision of the club to pull out of the league without just cause.

Phar Rangers announced their decision to pull out of the Division One League early this month as well as withdrawing from all GFA Competitions with immediate effect.

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In the said letter, dated June 7, 2021, the Club stated that it should be considered as defunct henceforth which pormpted the Disciplinary Committee to activate the appropriate provisions in the GFA Rules & Regulations relating to withdrawals.

The Disciplinary Committee delibrated the matter before coming to the conclusion that all provisions ofb the GFA regulations must be enforced including banning their directors for five years.

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“That the Shareholders and Directors of Phar Rangers FC on the records are hereby also banned from all football activities for a period of five (5) years effective from this 2020/2021 football season in accordance with Article 13(3) of the GFA Division One League Regulations,” the ruling from the Disciplinary Committee of the GFA read on Wednesday.

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