The Executive Board Chairman of Tema Youth Football Club, Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer has insisted that the government had no hand in his disqualification from contesting the Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidency in 2019.
Last year, the football administrator was in line to contest for the top job at the country’s football association but was controversially ousted after facing a vetting committee put together by the then Normalization Committee.
Even before the election was conducted without him, there were speculations that Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer’s outing was orchestrated by powers in government.
Speaking to Accra-based Angel FM on Tuesday night, the Tema Youth owner has revealed that he has uncovered through investigation that all those assertions were not true.
According to him, the government played no but part rather some top shots within the football association were responsible for his disqualification.
“My disqualification was an agenda that was deliberately championed by "some football people" and not the government”, Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer said.
He added, “My disqualification from the GFA presidential election was a grand designed to take me out. I know those who wrote the report to disqualify me. It was not from any member of the Normalization Committee. A very active respectable person in the football fraternity altered the document”.
Palmer is currently at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) challenging the decision to disqualify him from contesting in the GFA presidential elections last year.
A verdict is expected to be given on September 1, 2020, and has the possibility of shaking the foundations of the Ghana FA.