Sports News of Monday, 22 June 2015
Chairman of the Black Satellites management committee Wilfred Osei Palmer has left no doubt in the mind of anyone about the rocky state of his relationship with head coach of Ghana’s U-20 team Sellas Tetteh.
Reports in the media of a rift between the two has been simmering and following the elimination of Ghana from the just ended U-20 World Cup in New Zealand Palmer has finally made his position in the issue clear.
When asked on Citi Fm’s friday night sports show Sports Panorama if he would welcome the opportunity to work with Sellas Tetteh again when another tournament came around he answered,” I will re-consider my position.”
Palmer who is also owner and bank roller of Tema Youth stands accused of interfering in the work of Sellas Tetteh by attempting to influence selection of players into the team.
According to Palmer his motives towards the team have been misconstrued.
“I have put on record that people were insinuating that I was influencing the selection of the coach and a clear example is that two Tema Youth players dropped and you can call the coach to that effect.
“I never asked any questions in relation to Jonah Osabutey or Mohammed Yakuu knowing very well that the coach has the prerogative to come out with his own list I never questioned the credibility and integrity and that should tell you that what is going on in the media that I was dictating to the coach was far from the truth,” he clarified.