The Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has finally given its ruling on the legal tussle between Wilfred Kweku Osei Palmer and the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
CAS in its ruling dismissed all claims contained in the suit filed against the GFA.
The document containing the final ruling as perused by norvanreports, also indicate that the total costs incurred in the arbitration process is to be borne by the plaintiff – Mr Osei Palmer.
“The costs of arbitration, to be determined and served to the Parties by the CAS Court Office, shall be borne by Mr Wilfred Kwaku Osei,” an excerpt of the ruling read.
How It All Started
Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer, president of Tema Youth FC, was disqualified from the GFA presidential race in October 2019, based on the fact that he did not pay 10 per cent of Joseph Paintsil’s €3 million transfer fee from Ferencváros to Belgian side KRC Genk while serving on the erstwhile Vetting Committee of the Normalisation Committee.
The renowned football administrator termed his disqualification as ‘unfair’ and sought for reliefs at the CAS.
His reliefs included the reversal of his disqualification, the cancellation of the results of the last GFA presidential election to pave way for a fresh election in which he should be allowed to compete.
The Numerous Postponement of Ruling by CAS
CAS prior to making its final verdict on September, 1, 2020 had postponed its ruling for two times.
The first, on July 17 and the second on August 4.
During the periods of postponement of the ruling, Mr Osei Palmer and his team were optimistic the ruling would go in their favour.
Details of the CAS Court Ruling: