CAS ruling reinstate Phar Rangers back in Division One

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has ordered the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to reinstate relegated lower division side, Phar Rangers into the National Division One League, after they were deemed to have been wrongfully relegated from the second tier of Ghana Football.

The decision came after Phar Rangers lost a legal tussle to Okyeman Planners at the local football governing body.

Being dissatisfied with the decision and the legal framework of football administration, Phar Rangers headed for redress at CAS.

CAS verdict ruled that GFA’s initial decision should be reviewed and Phar Rangers reinstated as a division one side in the next National Division One league.

The then division one side were sacrificed alongside Okwawu United FC from the zone 3 of the Division league despite several appeals and legal tussles with the Ghana Football Association.

“The decision of the Appeals Committee of Ghana Football Association of 23 February 2018 is set aside and replaced by this award. In the game between Phar Rangers FC and Okwawu United of 16 July 2017, Phar Rangers FC is declared the forfeit winner by 3:0, Phar Rangers FC, therefore, remained in the GFA Division I League in the next football season,” he said.

“The costs of the arbitration, to be determined and served to the parties by the CAS Court Office, shall be borne by the Ghana Football Association. The Ghana Football Association is ordered to pay an amount of CHF 6,000 to Phar Rangers as a contribution to the costs and expenses incurred by Phar Rangers FC in connection with these arbitration proceedings.”

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