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Sports News of Saturday, 25 April 2020


Osei Palmer praises Kwesi Nyantakyi for his leadership qualities

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantaky Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantaky

President of Tema Youth FC, Wilfred Osei Kweku Palmer has heaped praises of former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, describing him as a phenomenal person.

Osei Palmer worked as an Executive Committee member of the FA and as financial secretary under the auspices of Mr Nyantakyi.

Despite the former Wa All Stars boss ban, Osei Palmer described him as a phenomenon for his exceptional leadership qualities.

“Kwesi (Nyantakyi) is phenomenal. We have known each other since I started football and I’m very grateful that I had such a friend. You go into a meeting with Kwesi (Nyantakyi) and at the end, you feel proud of him as your leader,” he told Graphic Sports.

“I say things the way they should be said. I don’t embellish it for it to look good. I can look him in the face and say this is a bad deal. That is how I relate with the former president,” he revealed.

Osei Palmer said though some of his opponents described him as a ‘Nyantakyi boy’ during the last GFA elections, the fact remained that with the exception of Amanda Clinton and George Ankamah, the rest of the contestants were Nyantakyi’s proteges.

“If I have a leader whom I can associate myself with, then I am proud of it. When you talk to these people in private, they will tell you that during Executive Committee meetings, Palmer was the one who stood up to contest issues,” he added.