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2023 GFA Elections: CAS to announce George Afriyie’s disqualification verdict in May

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce its judgment regarding George Afriyie’s disqualification from the 2023 Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential race in May, JoySports can report.

In an email correspondence with JoySports’ Muftawu Nabila Abdulai dated April 2, 2024, CAS indicated that its decision would be conveyed to the concerned parties either by the end of April or early May.

The email excerpt read, “This final award is expected at the end of April/beginning of May.”

Additionally, it stated, “Do not hesitate to contact us again in a month’s time.”

JoySports sources, however, disclosed in February 2024 that the verdict would be delivered on Monday, May 13, 2024, per a communication to the parties.

George Afriyie’s was disqualified from vying for the topmost position within the FA in September last year.

The GFA Elections Committee cited his failure to meet some of the stipulated requirements as the grounds for his ineligibility.

An appeal lodged at the Appeals Committee, contending that the Committee had misinterpreted the criteria for contesting the GFA Presidency, along with alleged breaches of natural justice and fair hearing, was dismissed.

This dismissal paved the way for Kurt Okraku to run for the position unopposed.

The decision forced Mr Afriyie to seek redress at CAS, and also filed an application for interlocutory injunction on the election process to maintain the statusquo until the sports adjudicatory body awards a decision on the matter.

The GFA, however, proceeded to Tamale to organise the elections in October 2023, where Mr Okraku was re-elected for a second tenure unopposed.

Subsequently, George Afriyie proceeded to CAS, with the decision expected to be rendered in early May.

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