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CAS gives NC deadline to respond to Palmer's injunction

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, has written to the Ghana Football Association to respond to Wilfred Osei Kwaku request to Provisional and or Conservatory measures on the Ghana FA Presidential elections granting them a deadline of October 21.

Palmer applied for an order from CAS to stop GFA Presidential elections on Wednesday after sit-down request tabled before the Normalisation Committee acting as the Elections Committee failed.

CAS in a swift response sent an order the GFA to respond by Monday 10 AM Swiss time, 12 noon Ghana time.


Wilfred Osei Kwaku was disqualified from the 2019 GFA Presidential race after the Normalisation Committee deemed him not fit to have passed the integrity test.

The football administrator was the only one among the six other personalities contesting for the vacant GFA presidency disqualified from the race.

According to the Normalisation Committee, he was disqualified due to breaches of Article 33(5)(c) of the Ghana General Regulations, as well as getting on the wrong side of GFA ethical committee ruling in 2017.

Palmer, however, submitted an appeal on his disqualification to the GFA but it proved unsuccessful with the interbody saying he failed to meet the deadline for the application of the petition.

The former Executive Committee member further headed to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) seeking to prevent the Normalisation Committee from organising the election without him.

He filed an appeal with the global body seeking to overturn the decision.

The GFA presidential election is slated for October 25.