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Ghana football is on the decline under Kurt Okraku – George Afriyie

George Afriyie slams Kurt Okraku for poor performance

George Afriyie, an aspirant for the GFA Presidential seat has slammed Kurt Okraku for collapsing Ghana football in his four-year mandate as the GFA capo.

To George Afriyie, the recent abysmal performances of the various national teams is a testament to the fact that the country’s football is on the decline.

Addressing journalists after filing a nomination to contest for the GFA Presidential seat in the forthcoming elections, Afriyie disclosed the speed at which Ghana football is declining prompted him to challenge for the top seat in the association’s elections scheduled for September 27 in Tamale.

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The President of Tafo-based Planners Athletic Club emphasised that most Ghanaian football administrator are unhappy with the performance of the Kurt Okraku administration and believes it’s time to rescue Ghana football from trenches.

“The first step is to rescue our football. If the sporting public, if the clubs are satisfied with our football, then I don’t need to contest. If Ghanaians, football club administrators, if people who spend their money to run football are satisfied with the position of our football currently, then I don’t need to rescue Ghana football”, George Afriyie said after filing for nomination at the GFA Secretariat on Friday, August 11, 2023.

He added that, “the truth is that for the past four years, our football has declined. For the first time in the history of the country, Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak opened free gate but still the stadium was empty. If Ghanaians believe that the performance of the national teams have improved, then I don’t need to contest again.”

George Afriyie is seeking to unseat Kurt Okraku in the GFA elections after losing out four years ago.

Undaunted by the setback, the knowledgeable football administrator is now keen to reclaim the prestigious position of GFA leader.

With today as the deadline for filing of nomination, George Afriyie and Kurt Okraku remain the two candidates to challenge for the enviable position in Ghana’s football parlance.

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