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Ghana FA Exco member Wilfred Osei kicks against appointment of 'Hearts boy' Ashford Tetteh Oku as new PLB boss

Published on: 10 September 2015
Ghana FA Exco member Wilfred Osei kicks against appointment of 'Hearts boy' Ashford Tetteh Oku as new PLB boss
Ashford Tetteh Oku

Ghana FA Executive member Wilfred Osei Kwaku has kicked against the potential appointment of Ashford Tetteh Oku as the new Premier League board chairman, citing his previous affiliation with Hearts as his chief reason.

The Tema Youth president nicknamed ‘Palmer’, claims his long association with the Ghanaian giants raises questions about his neutrality.

The search of a new boss of the Premier League Board has intensified after long-standing Welbeck Abra-Appiah decided to step down after holding the position for 10-years.

A number of individuals have started lobbying for the position with Tetteh Oku hugely mooted as the new man due to rich experienced in football administration.

Indeed Oku has received the backing of the out-going PLB boss, who has hailed his impressive work ethics, making him the leading contender in the race.

But Ghana FA Executive member Wilfred Osei Kwaku has kicked against the campaign, insisting the new PLB boss should have no club affiliation.

“The next person should not be identified with any club. You have to take a critical look at the decision. Ashford Tettey Oku in terms of experience is impeccable and he is well qualified but he has had something to do with Hearts of Oak," he told Happy FM.

"Once a Phobian is always a Phobian. Ashford can serve in different capacities like the General Secretary, but not Chairman.

"If I am Ashford I will never accept the appointment when i'm given the opportunity because I have a football club and I know I can't be neutral when it comes to matters involving Tema Youth."

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