Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi has sacked his vice George Afriyie from his role as Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee and installed Wilfried Osei Kwaku in his place.
Many in Ghana view the decision as a victimization ploy design to stifle George Afriyie’s ambition to contest for the GFA Presidential elections in 2019.
Osei Kwaku popularly known within Ghanaian football circles as Palmer was vice Chairman of the Committee but has now taken the main stage.
Ghana Sports Online defines who Wilfried Osei Kwaku Palmer is according to his own public declarations.
POSITION ON BLACK STARS COACH KWESI APPIAH
Before the appointment of Kwesi Appiah as the Black Stars coach Palmer went public to openly criticise him on radio and said he hasn’t got what it takes to handle the Black Stars. The Tema Youth chief’s comments came while Kwesi Appiah was still going through the appointment process and many Ghanaians condemned his commentary insisting it might influence the decision against Appiah. What does this mean? Since Osei Kwaku Palmer believes Kwesi Appiah is incompetent to handle the Black Stars he might be pushed by his own convictions to interfere in the works of the Black Stars head coach.
BUDGET FOR REFEREES STANCE
After Nyantakyi’s administration failed to lead Ghana to the nation’s fourth straight World Cup in Russia 2018 various members of the association gave varied reasons why Ghana couldn’t qualify but one reason that still remains is the given by Palmer. He publicly stated that Ghana failed to qualify because the West African country failed to make a budget for referees. This is received wide public critisim.
CONDEMNED GEORGE AFRIYIE FOR EXERCISING HIS RIGHTS
After declaring his intentions to contest for the elections some Executive Committee members came to attack him for declaring his intentions and Palmer teamed up with Kojo Yankah to attack Afriyie for declaring his intentions to contest. Yankah even controversially said that AFRIYIE should apologize to Nyantakyi and labelled him as a betrayal.