The last day of the Inter-schools soccer qualifiers ended today with 32 schools securing qualification to the last round of 32 but the qualification of some of the schools will be tested in the protest room as over fifteen cases comes before the federation.
The protest committee of the Ashanti Regional Inter-schools and Colleges Sports Federation will begin sitting tomorrow the 17th of November to clear some of the cases ahead of the last round of 32 scheduled for Wednesday 22nd November at the Bab Yara stadium.
Here are lights of some of the notable protest cases.
1. Kumasi High School has protested against the eligibility of some players of Bodwesango who qualified ahead of them. KUHIS managed to beat the 24 hour deadline to lodge their case.
2. Adventist SHS Kumasi has also lodged a protest against Methodist Technical which will see them qualify ahead of Owerriman if they are successful
3. Sakafia are hoping to win a protest against Agona SecTech as well. The Agona based school are being caused of fielding players with fake index numbers and identities. But ASTEC believe they can.prove their innocence.
4.KASS are hoping to overturn Mansoman’s qualification in the protest room after accusing Mansoman of fielding an ineligible goal keeper. The defending Champions believe they have a solid case.
5. OKESS will hope to overturn Dwenti’s qualification with a protest against some ineligible players after Dwenti SHS secured qualification ahead of OKESS in the qualifiers.
6. KNUST SHS secured qualification but will have to wait a while to see if they will play at Baba Yara stadium after Tweneboa Kodua lodged a protest against some of their players.
7. Tweneboa Kodua SHS also stands accused by KNUST SHS for also fielding unqualified players in a counter protest.
There are over a dozen more protest before the federation.
Stay tuned for the rulings as they emerge from tomorrow.
A protest fee of 100 cedis is charged and must be filed within 24 hours after the match.
The loser may be be fined 300 to 500 cedis depending on the gravity of offence.
The protest sitting will be a memorable one as last year’s Chairman M. O. Yeboah, former head of KUHIS will be deeply missed.
Last year’s protest sitting