Okraku remains calm about CAS ruling
Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kurt Okraku insists he is “unshaken” by a potential CAS ruling which threatens his reign as leader of the association.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set July 17 to decide on the future of the Ghanaian FA leader, following a case between Wilfred Osei Kwaku “Palmer” and the GFA.
Palmer sent his case to the world sports apex court that he was illegally disqualified from the Ghana FA Presidential election that brought the former Dreams FC Executive Chairman to power.
With things beginning to normalise, CAS will announce the decision whether to uphold Palmer’s quest to annul the election and order for fresh polls to decide on a new president for the GFA or throw it away completely.
But in the midst of the media battle, President Okraku says he is unfazed and focused on delivering on his mandate.
“I am not worried,” he said. “An election was organised by the Normalisation Committee and members elected me as the president of the GFA, but my brother Osei Palmer felt he was not given a fair hearing by the Normalisation Committee but I am not worried,” he told Ghanasoccernet.com.
“I have said it over and over again that I am focused.
“The ruling will not change anything because Congress elected me as Ghana Football Association president.”
There are two things likely to happen – CAS to throw out the case and allow the status quo to remain or order for a re-run of the election if it was deemed the plaintiff was unfairly disqualified from the race.
The ruling from CAS will put to rest months of intense anxiety involving all the principal actors.