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Ghana FA bans three players for double registration

Published on: 18 October 2021

The Ghana FA Discplinary Committee has banned three players and their respective clubs after altering their dates of birth and other registration details.

The players Seth Abatsa of  Talon FC and John Wornegou of Fotobiman FC will serve a three-year suspension for the offense in accordance with Article 28(2)(c) of the GFA RFA Leagues Regulations.

The clubs have also been banned from registering any player in the transfer window for one year.

Below is a statement from the Ghana FA:

Three players have been handed 3-year suspensions after been found guilty of double registration by the GFA Disciplinary Committee in accordance with Article 28(2)(c) of the GFA RFA Leagues Regulations.

Seth Abatsa of  Talon FC and John Wornegou of Fotobiman FC who were both found to have altered their dates of birth and other registration details, have been handed 3-year bans from all football related activities.

Their Clubs have also been banned from registering new players for a period of one year.

The Disciplinary Committee also confirmed a decision of the Northern Region Football Association’s Disciplinary Committee which handed a ban to STK Stars FC’s Abubakari Sadik Saeed.

The GFA’s IT Department has been tasked to delete the altered records of the three players with immediate effect.

All players with double registration details in the FIFA Connect system are advised to delete their altered records as a more severe punishment would be given to such players going forward.

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