King Faisal withdraw injunction application on 2023 GFA Elections

Published on: 12 October 2023

King Faisal, represented by their legal counsel, has withdrawn their application for an injunction related to the recently concluded 2023 Ghana Football Association (GFA) Elections.

The Ghana Football Association reported this development on their official website.

Originally, the application was scheduled for a hearing today at an Accra High Court, but it was ultimately withdrawn, prompting the judge to officially strike it out.

Leading up to the elections, King Faisal had announced their intention to seek an injunction, aiming to halt the GFA Elections and address their petition to restructure the election process.

Their proposal advocated for a shift from a top-to-bottom system to a bottom-to-top system. Under this scheme, district and regional football executives would be elected first, followed by the election of national executives in the GFA Elections.

This application played a role in the rescheduling of the elections from September 27 to October 5 in Tamale.

In the final results, incumbent GFA President Kurt Okraku secured another four-year term, while members of the GFA’s Executive Council were also elected on October 5.

Meanwhile, a similar move for a court injunction has been initiated by the camp of George Afriyie, a disqualified 2023 GFA Elections Presidential aspirant, who is contesting his exclusion from the race.