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23.04.2020 Football News

Palmer Laments Disqualification From GFA Presidential Election; Says It Was Unfair

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Palmer Laments Disqualification From GFA Presidential Election; Says It Was Unfair
LISTEN APR 23, 2020

The President of Tema Youth Football Club, Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer has reiterated his disappointment to his disqualification from the Ghana FA presidential election while stressing that it was done on unfair grounds.

The bankroller of the Division One League club was one of several individuals who picked forms to contest for the top position at the country’s football governing body after it was left vacant by Lawyer Kwesi Nyantakyi.

After vetting, however, Wilfred Osei Palmer was disqualified from the contest on grounds that he had in the past failed to give the Ghana FA their percentage on the sale of attacker Joseph Paintsil.

Speaking to Asempa FM today, Palmer has been giving insight on why the issue has landed at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

“The disqualification was far from fair that is why the case is at CAS. I sold a player outside the jurisdiction of Ghana. Joseph Paintsil was never a registered player under the jurisdiction of Ghana. He [was never registered under Tema Youth. I had economic rights over him”, Palmer explained.

He added, “In all, I paid $49,000 dollars to CAS for the case. My goodwill is very important to me that is why I took the case to CAS.”

At the end of the GFA elections back in October 2019, Kurt Okraku was crowned the President of the association and has since been running the affairs of the body with his Executive Council for the past 6 months.

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