Great Olympics: We are ready to defend ourselves

Great Olympics: We are ready to defend ourselves
Ghana League

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Feb 08, 2018. 14:00

Great Olympics have stood firm in their resolve to pursue the legal case which has cancelled the start of the new Ghana Premier League season.

The Accra-based club served the Ghana FA with an injunction letter earlier this week, putting the scheduled start of the GPL season on hold. It was set to get underway this coming weekend.

Olympics maintain that Bechem United fielded an ineligible player against them last season, a campaign in which Olympics suffered relegation from the top flight.

They have received huge criticism for their decision to pursue this legal case, but Fred Pappoe, a director of the club, insists they are simply standing up for their rights.

“Nobody can intimidate Great Olympics, I dare anyone to do so. We are not contesting Bechem United, we are dealing with the FA,” he told Asempa FM, as quoted by Ghanasoccernet.

"I don't think there is anyone at the FA who don't wish me well. Great Olympics is not afraid of relegation.We have no problem going to relegation on merits.

"It was not our intention to make any club inconvenient but this is an issue we have to deal with. We were compelled to go to court because the GFA was not ready to resolve the issue.

"The GFA was ready to go ahead and play the league without Great Olympics ,so we had to go to court. We will defend ourselves from any unfair sanctions meted to us."

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