NPC President to help solve Amputee court case

The Ghana Amputee Team
The Ghana Amputee Team

Mr. Samson Deen the President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC), has assured the national amputee football team, the Black Challenge that he will help resolve the court case bedeviling Amputee Football in Ghana.

There two bodies claiming ownership of Amputee Football in Ghana; the Ghana Amputee Football Federation (GAFF) and Ghana Amputee Football Association (GAFA).
The football federation is currently in court after Mr. Phillip Cecil Richter, a member of the GAFF sought and was granted an injunction by the Accra High Court on the activities of the Federation.

This was due to wrangling in the two bodies.

The High Court in 2014 restrained the GAFA, former President Reverend Richard Amartey Adesah, and the NPC from holding themselves as administrators of the game after then executives of GAFF led by Mr. Cecil Richter filed a motion for interlocutory injunction against the Association.

Mr. Deen, who doubles as the Africa Paralympic President, in a congratulatory message to the Black Challenge after winning the 2021 African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football, said, he would liaise with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to resolve all outstanding issues.

“As the president of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Ghana and African Paralympic Committee and with the support of the sector ministry, I am determined to reason with all parties to amicably find a solution to the case before the court, which has not only negatively impacted the development and promotion of the sport in the country since 2015 but also has denied the playing body the necessary official government support,” he said.

Mr. Deen thanked the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Mustapha Ussif for his intervention in getting the players to Ghana after being stranded in Tanzania, and also applauded the Ghana national amputee team for winning the sixth edition of the African Cup of Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) tournament after beating Liberia by 3-2 in Tanzania.

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