Ghana football has been gripped with suspense ahead of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) ruling on the case between Wilfred Kweku Osei ‘Palmer’ and Ghana Football Association.
The resolution body will settle the 10-months long legal battle brought forth by disgruntled Tema Youth boss, Osei Palmer over his ‘unfair’ disqualification in the run-up to the GFA presidential election last year.
CAS was expected to issue a ruling on the case last month but later postponed it to today, August 4th.
Wilfred Osei Kweku’s initial move to CAS was to place an injunction on the election last year but was thrown out by the adjudicatory body which led to the election of Kurt Okraku as president of the GFA.
However, CAS has heard the substantive case by Osei Palmer with the verdict expected by the close of today.
Any ruling by the adjudicatory body could lead to three main possible outcomes;
- Should the GFA prevail in the ruling, Kurt Okraku’s administration will continue with their 4-year term of office.
- Should Wilfred Osei Kweku emerge, victor, Kurt Okraku’s reign as FA president will be in contention as CAS could order for fresh elections
- CAS could clear Osei Palmer of any wrongdoing that led to his disqualification but the GFA would be made to continue without any fresh election.
Until then, stakeholders in Ghana football wait anxiously for the verdict which could challenge the course of football administration in Ghana.