Chairman of the defunct Normalization Committee, Dr. Kofi Amoah says he is pleased his committee has been vindicated with the latest ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on the case between Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer and the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
In the run-up to the 2019 GFA Presidential elections, Palmer was disqualified from contesting by a vetting committee on grounds that his club Tema Youth had failed to honour a financial obligation to the football governing body with regards to a player sale in the past.
Subsequently, Palmer dragged the Ghana FA before CAS with many insisting that his disqualification was a witch-hunt orchestrated by the Normalization Committee.
Several months on, CAS has finally ruled on the case with a verdict that sees Wilfred Kwaku Osei losing his attempt to be granted several reliefs.
“The appeal filed on 14 October 2019 by Mr. Wilfred Kwaku Osei against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) with respect to decisions rendered on 4 October 2019, respectively 8 October 2019 by the Elections Committee of the respondent is dismissed”, a CAS verdict has said.
Speaking on the matter, Dr. Kofi Amoah has noted that he is delighted the work of the Normalization Committee has been absolved.
“We worked with integrity and we are pleased that our work has been vindicated to have been executed per the mandate and powers given to the Normalization Committee by FIFA. Good luck to the Ghana Football Association”, he told Sikka FM.
Read the CAS ruling on the Palmer v GFA cases below: