King Faisal will be vindicated at CAS - Alhaji Grusah

Published on: 29 July 2023

Owner and bankroller King Faisal, Alhaji Grusah says he is confident they will be vindicated at the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS) following their appeal against the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The Insha Allah lads saw their protest against Tamale City dismissed by the GFA following their demotion to the Division One League next season.

King Faisal protested that Tamale City fielded an ineligible player, specifically Isaac Mensah/Jireh Kojo Nissi in a game they lost 4-1 at the Aliu Mahama Stadium.

The club sort to be a victory by default. The potential three points could have significantly boosted their chances of avoiding relegation.

According to Alhaji Grusah, King Faisal would soon receive a similar ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) which annulled the sanctions imposed on players involved in alleged match-fixing between Inter Allies and AshantiGold SC two seasons ago.

“Insha Allah, King Faisal will also receive a similar ruling by CAS. We shall be vindicated. Allah will ensure that we win this appeal because we speak the truth," he told Accra-based Happy FM.

"This is not the first time I have made an injunction placed on the league and we will do it again. After our appeal was thrown away, we requested records of the proceedings and were denied.

"Whatever the reason was, we do not know. But I know the General Secretary of the GFA, I know what he is trying to do," he added.

The GFA, who were given a 20-day ultimatum by CAS to respond to King Faisal’s appeal urged that the case be thrown out.

GFA in their response stated that granting King Faisal’s request for a stay in judgment would cause more harm to the football governing body and the teams that have already qualified for the Ghana Premier League.

According to the GFA, these teams have already invested funds to meet the licensing regulations of the league.