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Ghana FA ORDERS Exco member to desist from speaking to the media

Published on: 11 January 2018

The Ghana Football Association has banned Executive Committee Member Winfred Osei popularly known as Palmer from speaking about the Association in the media.

According to reports, the Tema Youth owner is banned from making public comments regarding the FA and the Black Stars.

This decision was taken by the Ghana Football Association Ethics Committee.

Background

Winfred Osei who is vice Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee was  made to explain his comments made in relation to certain factors which may have led to Ghana’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Osei made his comments on several media platforms including Citi Sports when the subject of Ghana’s failure to make the 2018 World Cup came up for discussion.

“I was quite surprised that Ghanaians and the media sided with former Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye [about not budgeting for indemnities] when the government whitepaper on the Dzamefe Commission report clearly indicated that unclassified payments were legal in the concept of our budget.

“If we had spent around $300,000 dollars [on referees], and stood to benefit about $8 million [by appearing at the World Cup], I see nothing wrong with it,” he said.

The Ethics Committee found those comments  disparaging to the integrity of the FA and its competitions including allegations of match-fixing and bribery of referees.

 

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