The anxiety and curiosity have been fuelled and spiced up withing the football circles in the country, while they await the ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on Friday on the case between Wilfred Osei Kweku ‘Palmer’ and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following his disqualification from the 2019 GFA Presidential Elections.
Palmer has prayed the world sports court to nullify the results of the said elections, which saw Kurt E. S. Okraku elected as President of the GFA, after he was disqualified from the elections by the then Normalization Committee of the GFA, which was headed by Dr Kofi Amoah. Palmer has already filed his statement of defence to the case at CAS seeking to prove his claim of unfair exclusion from the 2019 GFA Presidential elections based on which he wants the results of the elections annulled.
The GFA, unsuccessful in their protest against CAS on grounds of jurisdiction, has also filed their written response to the case as required by CAS and the arbitration court has set Friday, July 17 as the date to publish its ruling on the matter.
Ahead of the Friday ruling, ghanasportspage.com gathers that Mr. Wilfred Osei Kweku ‘Palmer’ has inconspicuously vacated his usual resident in Tema in view of concealing himself from pursuers.
Rumours have gone rife within the media landscape, that the Tema Youth Football Club President has, in the past few days, received phone calls from high profiled personalities purported to be mediators sent by the GFA to crave his indulgence to temper justice with mercy and allow the current GFA administration see their four-year term should it be that the CAS ruling goes in his favour.
The GFA (not obliged to react to these rumours), has not commented on these speculations, neither has the camp of Palmer officially and openly endorsed the circulating rumours. Should these rumours be confirmed to be true, that will clearly mean that the GFA senses a pending defeat in the yet-to-be announced ruling, and that the camp of Osei Palmer, whose slogan during the campaign was “P4P”, should consider themselves victorious.
Ghanasportspage.com is not in anyway endorsing the circulating speculations, but can report that our findings reveal that Palmer’s current location is not easily traceable and that he cannot be found at the usual places where people usually think he can be found.
Does this ring any bell? What informed Palmer’s decision to ‘relocate’ (if that really is the case as according to our source)? Well, your guess is as good as ours.
Without preempting the outcome of the case, just keep fingers crossed in anticipation of the official ruling of CAS to be made public on Friday.