A colts football team in Cape Coast in the Central Region has secured a court order to auction a bus belonging to a premiere club football team, Ebusua Dwarf, to offset a GHC 4,150-cost awarded against the club.
Dwarfs have failed to pay the amount awarded as cost to the colts team, Great Liverpool FC, in a case that has been lingering for the last 16 years between the two football clubs.
Great Liverpool, previously known as the Coconut Grove Sharks, sued Dwarfs for selling their player, Patrick Villars, to a Turkish team without their consent. Villars was given to Dwarfs on loan at the time he was sold to the Turkish club.
The court has in the course of the case awarded cost totalling GHC4,150 in favour of Great Liverpool but the Dwarfs have since been unable to pay, prompting a fieri facias application[a writ granted to sheriff to execute a judgement] to be filed.On September 29, the court granted the colts team the green light to auction the player’s bus with the registration GC 50632-Z.
Officials of the colts team, two court bailiffs and armed Police personnel in Cape Coast on Thursday stormed the premises of Ebusua Dwarfs to post an auction notice on the bus, TV3’s Central Regional Correspondent Thomas Cann reported.
Patrick Villars, who was an under-17 of the then Coconut Groove Sharks, was during the 1999/2000 season given to Dwarfs on loan.
According to officials of the colts team, Dwarfs sold Villars to a Turkish club upon the expiration of the loan term without their approval.
They claim Dwarfs received an amount of 200,000 dollars exclusive of GHALCA’s 10 per cent, hence they want the Cape Coast High Court to order Dwarfs to retrieve all the proceeds from the transaction for them.
By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana