“GFA officials influence the selection of national team players” – Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer

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Former Black Stars Management Committee chairman, Wilfred Kwaku Osei Palmer has accused officials of Ghana Football Association (GFA) of influencing the selection of players into the various national teams.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Graphic, the Tema Youth bankroller revealed that the selection of players into the various national teams is influenced by GFA officials. He also added that some players who have played for the national team are not even fit to be in the team.

“This is an open secret that GFA officials influence the selection of players into the national team. There are some players who come to the national team but are not fit to be in the team,” Palmer revealed in an exclusive interview with the Daily Graphic last Thursday.

“We have so many missing pieces and selfish interest which are the drivers as far as most personalities in the Black Stars and the GFA are concerned,” he stressed

“Instead of we looking at things from a technical perspective, we tend to look for players very close to us to be part of the team, irrespective of their level or quality of skills they have.

“If you have your doubts, you can talk to the ex-coaches and they will tell you a lot. Even the supporters can say we want this player to come into the team because we want ABC to be done. But is that the way forward?” He questioned.

Palmer is currently contesting his disqualification from the GFA elections on October 25 last year at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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