Wilfred Osei Palmer declines to serve on GFA Ad-Hoc Compensation Committee

Wilfred Kweku Osei Palmer

Disqualified Ghana FA presidential aspirant Wilfred Kweku Osei has rejected the Kurt Okraku-led administration’s appointment to serve on the Ad-Hoc Compensation Committee.

The Tema Youth owner is at loggerheads with the Ghana FA after he was thrown out of the Presidential race last year – a decision he is contesting at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Palmer was named on a three-member committee to propose to the GFA Congress the remuneration of members of the Executive Council on Wednesday.

However, the former Ghana FA top official has rejected the new role – barely six days before the global tribunal delivers a landmark verdict involving Palmer and the Ghana Football Association over his disqualification from the presidential race.

However, according to spokesperson for Wilfred Osei Kweku Palmer, Ebo Appiah, Palmer has declined to serve on the committee after several consultations.

“Mr Osei Palmer has declined from the committee due to several consultations which cannot be disclosed but regard it as personal reasons,” he told Kumasi FM.

“We will publicly release a statement on this soon,” he added.

It’s unclear what led to the decision to turn it down but this could spark another bout of controversy in the West African nation.

Hearts of Oak chief executive Frederick Moore is to chairs the three-member committee alongside Inter Allies’ Delali Eric Senaye.

Mr Osei Palmer is in a tussle with the Ghana FA at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) over his disqualification by the Vetting Committee of the Normalization Committee ahead of the GFA Presidential elections on October last year.

CAS has deferred its much-anticipated verdict to Tuesday, August 4 following a postponement last month.

There are two things likely to happen – CAS to throw out the case and allow the status quo to remain or order for a re-run of the election if it was deemed the plaintiff was unfairly disqualified from the race.

The ruling from CAS will put to rest months of intense anxiety involving all the principal actors.

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