GFA to sue sports journalists who speak ill of Black Stars henceforth

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will sue anybody who defames its officials or the Black Stars brand.

The GFA has been criticized after Ghana’s World Cup group-stage exit. Uruguay beat the Black Stars 2-0 to remove them from 2022 World Cup.

Football association has been accused of corruption and player selection manipulation.

The GFA stated it encourages Ghanaians’ thoughts, recommendations, and ideas, but not slander of its personnel.

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The Association has directed its attorneys to sue anybody who tarnish the national team’s brand.

“Unfortunately, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has noticed that a few persons are deliberately maligning and defaming the GFA and the Black Stars brand in an attempt to manufacture a non-existent scandal about the team,” a section of the statement said.

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“While the Association will continue to encourage feedback and opinions (devoid of insults, personal attacks, and brand devaluation), the protection of the brands from deliberate lies, misinformation and defamatory comments must be curbed, as the Black Stars remains a global brand that unites all Ghanaians.”

It added: “The Ghana Football Association has therefore instructed its lawyers to institute legal action against persons who defame the Association, its officials, products and destroy the Black Stars brand as well as the media platforms used to do same.

“The legal forum will provide the opportunity for these persons to bring any evidence to substantiate their allegations.

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“The Association will continue to encourage opinions and comments being expressed aimed at improving the team and the brand.”

Meanwhile, the Black Stars are currently without a coach after Otto Addo stepped down following Ghana’s World Cup exit.

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