TRIVIA: 4TH AUGUST in Ghana History: CAS Got a Clue or it’s a Mere Coincidence?
4th August marks two important events in Ghana’s history. It is the date for the formation of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society by John Mensah Sarbah in 1897, and the formation of the first political party in Ghana, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) in 1947 by J.B. Danquah and George Alfred “Paa” Grant.
In 2019, and in pursuant to Public Holidays Act, 2018, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo declared Monday, August 4, 2019, as a public holiday to be observed all over Ghana.
It was explained that August 4 was being made a public holiday because the real fight for Ghana’s independence started on August 4, 1947, when some Ghanaian patriots like George Alfred Grant, J.B. Danquah, R.A. Awoonor-Williams, Edward Akufo-Addo, Ebenezer Ako Adjei and some chiefs formed the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC)
Today, the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) has adjourned the date for the JUDGEMENT of the case between Wilfred Kwaku Osei ‘Palmer’ and the Ghana Football Association to this same 4TH AUGUST. Why CAS prefers this same 4th August date is a mystery.
Would it be an ‘Independence Day’ for TEAM PALMER? Great expectations!
Clearly, anxiety and sanguineness beckon the GAME CHANGER’S ‘CAMP’! ‘Vim yaayi’!
History can be funny. We wait for the D-DAY!
In all, Ghana football must be the winner!