Thursday, October 29

CAS postpones verdict on Osei Palmer v GFA case

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have postponed their much-anticipated verdict on the case between Wilfred Osei ‘Palmer’ and Ghana Football Association (GFA).

CAS had announced Friday, 17 July 2020 to communicate their verdict, however, they have postponed it to August 4, 2020.

CAS said the extension is pursuant to Article R59 of the Code of Sports-related Arbitration.

Palmer dragged GFA to CAS following his ‘unfair’ disqualification from contesting the 2019 GFA Presidential elections.

The Tema Youth owner was disqualified by the now-defunct Normalisation Committee / Elections Committee from contesting the elections.

He was disqualified on two grounds: One was his failure to pay the 10% mandatory fee to the GFA following the transfer of his player Joseph Paintsil to Belgian side KRC Genk.

If Osei Palmer wins the case, as part of the relieves he’s seeking, the results of the last FA presidential elections will be declared null and void for a fresh elections to be held.

Also, if CAS throws out Palmer’s case, Kurt Okraku will continue to serve his four-year term as GFA President.

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