Naa Odoforley Nortey, the legal representative for the Ghana Football Association [GFA] says she was surprised with Wilfred Osei Kweku Palmer's decision to resort to Court of Arbitration for Sports [CAS] following his disqualification.
Osei Kweku Palmer dragged the Ghana Football Association to the global tribunal following his disqualification by the Vetting Committee of the Normalization Committee.
The Tema Youth FC financer was disqualified for his failure to pay the 10% mandatory fee to the GFA for transfer of his player, Joseph Painstil to Belgian side KRC Genk.
And failing to prove to the Ethics Committee over his comments on public radio that, Ghana failed to qualify for World Cup 2018 due to government’s decision to withdraw indemnity or unclassified payments from FA budget.
But according to Mrs Nortey, who is a legal representative for the Ghana FA says she was surprised with Mr Osei Palmer's decision after admitting his wrong before the Committee.
"I was deeply surprised Osei Palmer had sent this case to CAS because he admitted and agreed that his conduct and that of his club Tema Youth wasn't appropriate and apologized which he's on tape," she told Kumasi based Oyerepa FM.
"Even at the sitting Lawyer Frank Davies requested to recuse himself but Palmer asked him not to because he believes Frank was a Professional but turns around to say conflict whatever.
"All he had to do was to be truthful but when the answer is Yes and you say no and subsequently find out and you are confronted and then you admit, then run to CAS," she added.
The verdict by CAS means the status quo remains the same with President Kurt Okraku leading the Association until 2023.