Thursday Sep 03, 2020. 14:00
Team Youth boss Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer has seen his appeal against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Osei Palmer was looking to nullify the GFA’s presidential election conducted almost a year ago, after he felt his candidacy was unfairly disqualified.
The Elections Vetting Committee excluded him from running due to a breach of financial regulations following the transfer of a player of his second tier club, which until 2017 played in the Ghana Premier League.
The elections were held in the wake of a corruption crisis in Ghanaian football, which saw a FIFA/CAF Normalisation Committee take over the running of the sport until a handover to Kurt Okraku, who won last year’s presidential race, and his administration.
“The appeal filed on 14th October 2019 by Mr Wilfred Kwaku Osei against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) with respect to the decision rendered on 4th October 2019, respectively 8th October 2019 by the Elections Committee of the Respondent is dismissed,” CAS stated in its five-point ruling, as quoted by Goal.
“The decision rendered on 4th October 2019, respectively 8th October 2019 by the GFA Elections Committee of the Respondent are confirmed.
“The costs of the arbitration, to be determined and served to the parties by CAS Court Office, and shall be borne by Mr. Wilfred Kwaku Osei.
“Each party shall bear its own costs in connection with the arbitration proceedings. All other or further claims are dismissed.”