Following accusations of influencing national team player selection during his time with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer has threatened to quit football business in Ghana.
The Tema Youth boss has rejected claims of influencing player selection having served as a management committee member of various national teams in Ghana.
The former GFA aspirant in an interview with Fox FM responded to claims he influenced national team coaches to select players from his club for the various 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,”
“Everyone knows 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 was not possible because it is against my principles.
The renowned football administrator who was disqualified in the run-up to the GFA presidency election added;
“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.”
Osei Palmer in the erstwhile FA administration served as a management committee member of the Ghana U17 team in 2014 before serving as management committee chairman of the U20 team in 2015.
The outspoken football administrator then joined the management committee of the Senior National Team, the Black Stars in 2018.