Ghana Football Association

Wilfred Osei Palmer Disqualified From Contesting GFA Presidency


Wilfried Kwaku Osei alias Palmer, one of the seven persons who filed applications to contest the presidency of the Ghana Football Association has been disqualified from the race.

Palmer’s disqualification was contained in the recommendations of the Vetting Committee to the GFA Normalisation Committee, a press release published on the GFA website said.

The Vetting Committee made the recommendations after subjecting the applicants to a rigorous procedure which included an integrity test.

The former GFA Executive Committee member was the only aspirant who was excluded from the race after the Vetting Committee sittings between September 26-October 1.

Palmer’s disqualification came only two days after he launched a policy document that planned to raise US$90.3million to fund legacy projects which include 25 natural pitches at a cost of US$2.5 million and 10 artificial pitches at a cost of US$4million.

It will be recalled that Palmer was forced to issue a denial that he had been disqualified from the race after some media reports suggested that he had been removed from the list of aspirants.

Six candidates were, however, cleared to contest the October 25 poll, namely; Amanda Clinton, George Ankoma Mensah, Nana Yaw Amponsah, Kurt Okraku, George Afriyie, and Frederick Pappoe.

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