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Wilfred Osei Kwaku vows to quit football if found guilty of influencing player selection at the National Teams

Published on: 28 April 2020

Former Black Stars management committee chairman, Wilfred Osei Kwaku has solemnly vowed to quit football if any player or agent accuses him of taking money to influence player selection at the various national teams. 

Palmer, as he is affectionately known dropped the bomb when he told state newspaper the Daily Graphic that officials of the federation have a hand in player selections.

The outspoken football administrator also dared any player or coach to come out if they have evidence of him playing a role in selecting players for the national teams.

“If any coach or agent is able to say that I accepted any money or gift to influence a player’s inclusion to the various national team, I will quit doing football business in Ghana. I dare any coach or player to come out today,” Palmer told FOX FM.

“Everyone know the kind of person I am and even when someone at a point approached me to help his player’s inclusion to a national team while I was in charge of the management committee, I blatantly told the person it is not possible because it is against my principles," he added.

The Tema Youth bankroller also brushed off rumours that he had a role to play in the selection of some of his former players to the various teams, with names like Joseph Larweh, Joseph Painstil and Moses Odjer popping up.

“Every player from Tema Youth that got the opportunity to feature for national team deserved it. They got the chance on merit to represent the country and not because I was involved or whatsoever,” says Palmer.



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