An unnamed football chief has claimed that the Ghana Football Association’s FIFA Normalisation Committee’s decision to disqualify Wilfred Osei Kwaku ‘Palmer’ from the 2019 GFA Presidential elections race was widely unconstitutional and expects the Tema Youth President to prevail in his case at CAS.
Palmer, who was regarded as one of the leading candidates for the elections, was disqualified by the Normalisation Committee’s vetting wing led by lawyer Frank Davies.
The Tema Youth President was disqualified on two count of charges which included failure to pay transfer commission to the football association as well as failure of integrity test.
Following his disqualification by the Vetting Committee Palmer immediately filed an appeal which was rejected by the panel mandated to preside over the case. In his dissatisfaction with the process of his disqualification Palmer filed an appeal against the decision of the Normalisation Committee at the Court of Arbitration for Sports.
Last month CAS issued a communique spelling out the procedure and period of the release of their verdict on the matter pending before the body. CAS set a July 17, 2020 date to announce its decision on the matter.
Meanwhile the legal team representing the Ghana Football Association led by Naa Odofoley Nortey who challenged the jurisdiction of CAS to preside over the matter.
While the parties involved in the matter remain in waiting for the verdict a football chief has confessed that the Normalisation Committee erred in their decision to disqualify Palmer from the race.
“This is my candid opinion and I think Palmer has a strong case against the GFA. I am sure he will prevail in the ruling because the basis for his disqualification was unconstitutional,” he told Daily Graphic.
Dr Amoah was put in charge of the FIFA Normalisation Committee which oversaw the running of the Ghana FA general elections which took place in October 2019.
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