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I won’t appeal the ruling – Palmer reacts to CAS dismissal of his case

Wilfred Osei Kwaku has disclosed that he will not challenge the ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after the court dismissed his case against Ghana Football Association.

Despite the verdict not going in his favour, Palmer as affectionately called has the opportunity to appeal at the decision at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court but reacting to the matter, Palmer said he would not be filing an appeal.

Speaking in an interview with Citi Sports, he said,  “There’s nothing to be done at the moment. We will continue to support Ghana football,”

CAS on Wednesday ruled that the decision of the GFA Elections Committee to disqualify Wilfred Kweku Osei, affectionately called Osei Palmer from the 2019 GFA Election is valid.

This means Kurt Okraku will stay on as the FA President with no re-election ordered.

 Background

Palmer, president of Tema Youth FC, has been seeking justice at CAS for the past 10 months after he was disqualified by the erstwhile GFA Normalisation Committee (NC) from contesting the 2019 GFA presidential election.

He was mainly disqualified by the Vetting Committee for failing to pay a 10 per cent share of Joseph Paintsil’s 3 million Euros transfer fee from Ferencvaros of Hungary to Belgian side, Genk in 2018 to the GFA.

However, a dissatisfied Palmer filed an appeal against his disqualification which was dismissed by the three-member NC headed by Dr Kofi Amoah, compelling him to petition CAS on October 11, 2019 for redress.

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