Dreams FC accepts Appeals Committee verdict to drop down to Division One League

Published on: 12 December 2016

Dreams FC will play in the Division One League next season after finally coming to terms with a portion of the GFA Appeals Committee's verdict for fielding an unqualified player.

A release signed by the Administrative Secretary of the club, Theresa Nelly Slippi Mensah, said although the Dawu-based side is still not happy with the decision of the committee they have resolved to accept it in order to avert further delays in the Ghanaian football league season.

"Consequently, notwithstanding the loss of financial resources by Dreams FC and the huge disappointment, it is the decision of the Board of Directors of our club and our legal team (as law abiding cooperate citizens, a model club and a member of the Ghana FA) that Dreams FC will put the interest of Ghana Football ahead of its own interest and accept the purported decision ...," the statement read.

"... and accept the purported decision save by the 2nd Appeals Committee of banning Ibrahim Adam Dossey because he was only invited to assist the Committee to do its work and was not part of this protest case nor charged and was not given hearing," it added.

Dreams FC will however go for a review of the ruling on a ban handed their Sporting Director Ibrahim Dossey.

Dreams were punished by the Ghana FA (GFA) over the eligibility of their player Cudjoe Mensah to play during their qualifying campaign to the topflight.

Mensah was accused of registering for two clubs in two different tiers of the leagues in the country under different names - Daniel Gozar and Cudjoe Mensah.

He was also found to have used different date of births in the 2013-2014 football season contrary to Article 26(3)(b) and 35(12) of the GFA General Regulations.

Dreams FC will now drop down to the 2016/17 GN Bank Division One League/Zone 3 while Tema Youth will return to the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League.