Following the dismissal of his appeal against the Ghana Football Association at the Court of Arbitration for Sports, Tema Youth President Wilfred Osei Kwaku is set to be hit with a heavy arbitration cost by the international arbiter.
Palmer, as he is famously known, had appealed against the decision of the GFA Normalization Committee that barred him from contesting in the Presidential election on 25th October 2019.
The powerful Tema Youth President dragged the case to CAS praying he is de-barred from contesting to enable him put a foot forward in the next election.
He also prayed CAS to nullify the October 25 election and call for fresh elections to determine a new leader for the Ghana FA.
CAS after several anxious moments have finally delivered the verdict, dismissing all the claims of Palmer and confirming the decisions of the Elections Committee of the Normalization Committee then.
Following the verdict of CAS, Palmer will therefore be slapped with the entire arbitration cost of the case which is yet to be determined by CAS.
“The cost of the arbitration to be determined and served to the parties by the CAS Court Office, shall be borne by Mr. Wilfred Kwaku Osei,” the CAS statement noted.
This is obviously a double agony for the experienced administrator who had wished the decision changes to enable him contest in subsequent FA Presidential elections.
With this verdict Palmer will not be able to contest for any position in the leadership of the Ghana FA.