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CAS dismisses King Faisal’s appeal case

CAS dismisses King Faisal's appeal case

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS has dismissed an appeal filed by King Faisal challenging the verdict of the GFA Appeals Committee on case involving Tamale City FC.

King Faisal led by its bankroller Alhaji Karim Grusah filed an appeal with CAS after their protest against Tamale City for alleged double registrations of player Jireh Kojo Nissi/Isaac Mensah was dismissed by the Ghana FA.

The club sought to have their 4-0 defeat against Tamale City nullified and be awarded three points, which they believed would secure their place in the Premier League.

But in a decision announced on Friday, October 27, 2023 to both parties, CAS confirmed the decision of the Appeals Committee of the GFA in the case of King Faisal FC vrs Tamale City FC.

According to CAS decision, the costs of arbitration to be determined and served separately to the Parties by the CAS Court Office shall be borne entirely by Kumasi Faisal FC.

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King Faisal FC has already paid a fee of CHF45,000 to CAS at the institution of the case.

The decision also stated that King Faisal FC shall bear its own costs and is ordered to pay to the GFA the total amount of CHF 4,000 (four thousand Swiss Francs) as a contribution towards the GFA’s legal fees and other expenses incurred in connection with the arbitration proceedings.

The GFA was represented at the arbitration proceedings by Naa Odofoley Nortey (Esq) with support from General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq), while King Faisal FC was represented by Lawyer John Kwame Quayson.

King Faisal are currently playing in the Division One League Zone 2 after suffering relegation after the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League season.

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