The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) had set 4th August 2020 as the day it would reveal it’s verdict regarding the disqualification of Wilfred Kwaku Osei popularly known as ‘Palmer’ from the 2019 Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential race.
However, the judgement which was initially set for 17th July 2020 has been postponed yet again this time to 1st September 2020. This was revealed in a letter by CAS which stated: “Please be advised that the time limit to communicate the Arbitral Awards to the Parties, pursuant to Article R59 of the Code of Sports-related Arbitration, has been extended until 1 September 2020.”
Palmer has been seeking justice at sports highest court for the past 11 months ever since he was disqualified (on two counts which include the failure to pay transfer commission to the GFA as well as failing an integrity test) by the FIFA appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) from running in the 2019 GFA Presidential elections.
Many had suggested that the Tema Youth President had already received the decision from sports highest court, with Team Palmer having to come out to deny it stating “Contrary to reports suggesting our lawyers have received the much-anticipated ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). We wish to establish the fact that our lawyers are yet to receive the ruing from CAS”
There are two things likely to happen – the case could be thrown out and allow the status quo to remain or order for a re-run of the election if it was deemed the plaintiff was unfairly disqualified from the race.