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Palmer loses against Ghana Football Association at CAS

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Wilfred Osei Kwaku’s appeal against the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The global tribunal’s verdict, dated September 1, confirmed the decision by the Elections Committee to disqualify the Tema Youth owner from contesting the 2019 GFA elections.

Wilfred Osei Kwaku, popularly known as Palmer, dragged the GFA to court following what he believes was “unfair” disqualification.

However, CAS after hearing from both parties has ruled in favour of Ghana’s football authority.

Palmer was disqualified on two grounds. His failure to pay the 10% mandatory fee to the GFA for transfer of his player, Joseph Painstil to Belgian side KRC Genk.

And failing to prove he apologised to Ethics Committee over his comments on public radio that, Ghana failed to qualify for World Cup 2018 due to government’s decision to withdraw indemnity or unclassified payments from FA budget

The verdict by CAS means the status quo remains the same with President Kurt Okraku leading the Association until 2023.

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