CAS delays Palmer-GFA verdict until September 1

For a second time, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has postponed the verdict announcement in the case between Wilfred Osei Palmer and the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

According to a statement released by CAS, the verdict will now be heard on September 1, 2020.

The international tribunal set aside to hear misunderstandings in sports was initially scheduled to give a verdict on the matter on July 17 but it postponed it to August 4, 2020 but once again CAS postpones to September 1.

Palmer was disqualified from the GFA Presidential race by the then stand-in administrators of Ghana football, the Normalisation Committee on the grounds of breaching the FA’s ethical codes.

First of his alleged crimes was his failure to pay the 10% mandatory fee to the GFA following the sale of Joseph Paintsil to Genk in Belgium.

Also, his comments on radio about the bribery of referees was pointed out as a reason for his disqualification.

Should Palmer win the case, there could be a redoing of the GFA Presidential elections while if CAS pronounces the GFA winners of this legal battle, the current administration will continue to govern Ghana football.

By Thierry Nyann||Ghana

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