The National Sports Authority (NSA) on Thursday 29 September 2022 closed down all State-owned Stadia under their watch which are used as venues for the betPawa Premier League until further notice.
In a statement signed by the public relations department of the NSA, the closure of the state-owned stadia follows the unexpected suspension of the 2022/2023 betPawa Premier League by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over a motion on notice for injunction filed at the Human Rights High Court by AshantiGold SC.
Authorities of the NSA has stated that they are quite disturbed by this unfortunate development considering the huge investments that the Government, Private sector, stakeholders and other entities have made to support the beautiful Ghanaian game.
As this disruption has consequential loses to the authority, stakeholders and football loving Fans. National Sports Authority entreat Ghana football Association to endeavor to seek redress for prompt return of the Betpawa Premier League to ensure that the calendar is not disturb.
Earlier, the Ghana Football Association had decided to put the betPawa Premier League on hold .
This follows a Motion on Notice for Injunction filed at the Human Rights High Court by Ashantigold SC and served on the GFA’s lawyers yesterday afternoon.
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 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.
By: Alhassan S. Suhiyini