Accra, Oct. 9, GNA
– The Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has shot
down an appeal filed by Mr. Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer, over his
disqualification from the race for the presidency of the GFA.
A statement signed
by Naa Odofoley Nortey, Chairman of the Elections Committee of the GFA said,
though the notice of appeal was received on October 7, at 3:40pm , subsequent
documents were received after 5:00pm , hence they could not meet the required
The statement said,
“notice of application for interim injunction on the decision of the GFA
Elections Committee received on Monday 7th October at 5:05 PM, statement in
support for application for an injunction pending Appeal received on Monday 7th
October at 5:05 PM”.
It said in view of
the above “we regret to inform you that based on the above-listed
documents received after the deadline, your appeal was unsuccessful”.
Mr. Palmer was
disqualified by the GFA on grounds that, he failed to pay 10 % fee to the
football controlling body following the transfer of Joseph Painstil and on
ethical grounds after he attributed Ghana’s failure to qualify for the 2019
World Cup was due to the nonpayment of indemnity fees.
The GFA drew its
strength from 33(5)(c) of the GFA general regulations, which stipulates clubs
to pay a percentage in the transfer of players.