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GAHA set for Annual General Meeting

The Greater Accra Handball Association has set Saturday, February 3, 2018 to hold their Annual General Meeting.

The meeting which will come off at the LEGON Presec conference room, will see Club male and female captains, Coaches, managers, sports officers and all stakeholders converge to review the 2017 season and usher in the 2018 season. Beginning at 10am, the AGM will also discuss and accept the 2018 local rules, Copies  has been sent to all ahead of event. Copies of which has been sent to all

Secretary of the Association, Eric Sena Adjeyi in an interview with herosportsgh.com confirms the AGM.

“The Annual General meeting is a meeting we always have every year to evaluate the past year and plan the incoming year. It is also that meeting that serves us to agree and ratify our local rules which will govern us for the year. We would also use that meeting to do the balloting for the league, for the knockout cup & Gala and also present our general report, which I will read, and the financial report which the treasurer will read. So basically we put everything on the table for the stakeholders to know.”

GAHA will be having various competitions this year along with the Sam Ochecho Tournament in Nigeria, which Police (male) and Prisons (female) will participate. Both teams won the Champion of Champions last year.

GAHA has also taken a clue from last year’s misunderstanding about who topped the male league, when Police and Prisons were tied on points and have clearly stated in the local rules, how ties will be broken.
The incident which delayed the champion of champions due to protests letters will be a thing of the past when the rules are accepted at the AGM.

Eric, a Handball referee, who is popularly known as Pamplo, also told Herosportsgh.com, one of the new measures of GAHA, which has to do with postponement of matches.

“Assuming that every team is aware of the ranking system, we have made it clear in the local rules that, if we are playing the league, we using this type of system, if we are playing the knockout, we are using this type of system; if there is a tie, this is what will differentiate the teams; if we the process and it is still impossible, the house will decide whether it should go to a play off or go to a coin toss. So this time around in the local rules, these things have been clearly defined. We are learning from all these things. Now, unlike last year, when you bring a letter requesting for a postponement of match, you’re given, this time around when you bring the letter, we will look at your reasons and tell you whether it is valid or not. Letters for postponement are no more automatic.”

Meanwhile, a team will be allowed postponement when 3 or more of their players are on national assignment. The ever vibrant GAHA league/Knockout Cup and others are expected to bring out new ambiances this year.

By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey  ( For more sports news and updates, follow Herosportsgh.com on Twitter at @Herosportsgh and on Facebook at Herosportsgh.)

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