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My aim is to rescue Ghana football – George Afriyie

George Afriyie says he want to rescue Ghana football

Ghanaian football administrator, George Afriyie says he is on a mission to rescue Ghana football from trenches hence the decision to contest for the GFA Presidential seat.

According to the former GFA veep, Ghana football has declined under Kurt Okraku and his administration, hence the need to save the country’s football from collapsing.

Addressing journalists after filing for nomination to challenge for the GFA top seat for the second consecutive time, George Afriyie stated that he wouldn’t have taken the decision to contest if the Ghanaian football public are satisfied with the performance of Kurt Okraku as the overlord of the country’s football industry.

“The first step is to rescue our football”, Mr Afriyie said.

“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”, he added.

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The President of Tafo-based Planners Athletic Club continued 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.”

Having lost out on the seat to Kurt Okraku four years ago, George Afriyie will be looking forward to unseat Okraku during this year’s election, which is slated for September 27 in Tamale.

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

Meanwhile, Kurt Okraku has also filed for nomination for re-election as GFA President in the forthcoming elections.

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Okraku who took over the mantle in October, 2019 from Kwesi Nyantakyi whose administration came to an abrupt end after the Anas Aremeyaw Anas number 12 video which exposed the corrupt practices in the Ghanaian football industry, filed his nomination on Friday, August 11, 2023.

Arriving at the GFA Secretariat today to file for nomination, the Dreams FC bankroller was met by an enthusiastic backing from his supporters with some highly-revered football administrators also in attendance.

Kurt Okraku and George Afriyie are the two candidates contesting for the GFA Presidential seat in the association’s elections scheduled for September 27 in Tamale.

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