The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has ordered the Ghana Football Association to pay a sum of $6, 170 to Phar Rangers.
The Division One League side won their case against the Ghana FA after the ruling on Monday.
“The Ghana Football Association is ordered to pay an amount of CHF 6,000 to Phar Rangers as a contribution to the costs and expenses incurred by Phar Rangers in connection with these arbitration proceedings.” part of the ruling read.
Despite finishing 12th on the Zone Three table of the 2016/17 Division One League, Phar Rangers had been declared relegated to the Eastern Region Division Two League with Okyeman Planners who finished 13th earning a slot to maintain their status in the DOL.
Okyeman Planners won a protest at the Ghana FA Disciplinary Committee against relegated Okwawu United for failing to pay a fine after their week 29th clash.
Phar Rangers legally fought for their status in the DOL to be restored arguing that since Okwawu United failed to pay their fine before their week six DOL clash, they lose all points in their matches from week 7 to week 30.
It took the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana FA 48 days to respond to Phar Rangers’ protest with a flimsy excuse that they had no jurisdiction over the case.
Phar Rangers filed an appeal at the Appeals Committee and followed it up with 11 reminders from but no response was given forcing the decision to go to CAS.
The determined leadership of Phar Rangers, whose president is an astute sports lawyer, proceeded to CAS and in a latest ruling, they have won the appeal and have been reinstated in the Division One League.