CAS dismisses Palmer's case against GFA

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed the case of Wilfred Kwaku Osei (alias) Palmer which challenged the decision of the GFA's Normalisation Committee’s (NC) to disqualify him from contesting its Presidential elections.

The Swiss-based court in its ruling confirmed the decision of the GFA Elections to bar Palmer for the polls.

Additionally, Palmer is to bear the cost of the arbitration.

For over 11 months, Palmer has been seeking justice at CAS after he was disqualified from the 2019 GFA Presidential elections

The Tema Youth President was disqualified on the count of two charges which include the failure to pay transfer commission to the football association as well as failing an integrity test.

After his disqualification by the Vetting Committee Palmer filed an appeal which was swiftly rejected.

He later filed an appeal against the decision of the Normalisation Committee at the Court of Arbitration for Sports.

Through his legal representatives, Palmer wanted CAS to nullify the GFA Presidential elections pending the final determination of his case. However, the election went ahead and was won by Kurt Okraku.

He also wanted a declaration that the respondent's (GFA) Elections Committee's decision contained in its letter dated the 4th day of October 2019 is null, void and of no effect.

Palmer wanted another declaration that the decision to declare him ineligible to contest the GFA Presidency was not justifiable and an order directed at the GFA to conduct fresh elections, giving each candidate a fair chance of contesting.