Ghana Football Association Executive Council member Samuel Anim Addo believes the Court of Arbitration for Sports’ latest decision to postpone the verdict of the case involving justice-seeking Wilfred Osei Kwaku and the Ghana FA is breeding unnecessary tension in the West African nation.
The Lausanne-based sports court on Wednesday adjourned the date for delivering of its verdict for the second time to a 3rd date with the latest date fixed for September 1, 2020.
Hundreds of thousands of expectant Ghanaian football fans were kept at the edge of their seats on Tuesday as they waited in vein for a word from the Lausanne-based adjudicatory chamber.
CAS subjected the entire football landscape in the West African nation to drama and suspense as journalists and sympathisers massed up in the camps of the various parties involved in the case.
The body was expected to deliver the landmark verdict on July 17, 2020 but postponed it to August 4, 2020. But, as it turned out to be no verdict was delivered to the parties. Meanwhile Ghanaian news portal 442GH reported that the parties had been served with detailed record of proceedings but no verdict has been delivered yet as at Wednesday morning.
Anim Addo, who is a director at Ghanaian second-tier side Young Apostles, has expressed worry over the decision by CAS to postpone the verdict to the latest.
“I think CAS shouldn’t have made this issue this tensed. I think it is a normal thing in football. If someone thinks he has not been treated fairly, he or she takes it to the appropriate quarters to be addressed,” he said on the Football Made in Ghana on Citi TV.
So I think CAS should’ve brought out the verdict so everyone will know their smoothness level. We have to know the verdict so we move from there. I don’t think this is an issue at all,” he concluded.
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