GFA Elections: George Afriyie’s ‘fate’ to be decided today

He will appear before the election's vetting committee today

The fate of presidential hopeful of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie will be determined today, Monday, August 21, 2023, as he face the vetting committee of the coming election.

Destined for the GFA presidency, the former vice president will go through the vetting process in an exercise that will take place at the Swiss Spirits Alisa Hotel – North Ridge in Accra.

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Mr. Afriyie’s vetting is eminent for a clearance to enable him to contest for the polls expected to take place in September at Tamale likewise any other candidate vying for any position.

Timetable of the vetting process was on Friday, August 18, announced by the GFA through an official communique – which is set for today Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22, respectively.

George Afriyie would be availing himself in a mandatory appearance before the vetting committee not until 2:00 PM.

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He is supposed to make available to the committee all the necessary requirements and undergo a thorough scrutiny of his qualifications and suitability for the presidency position.

Some of the requirements demanded of him to present are ‘all originals of the documents submitted to the Elections Committee’ including ID, Tax Clearance Certificate, Police Clearance’ and among others.

He is expected to be accompanied by legal practitioner Lawyer Kwaku Ayiah and Ashford Tetteh Oku, who are part of his five-member campaign team.

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Meanwhile incumbent GFA president Okraku Okraku will also appear before same vetting committee at exactly 11:00 AM.

The exercise follows in that order today and will round up with the vetting of applicants contesting for the Executive Council positions.

It continues on Tuesday, August 22, as aspirants seeking for the Regional Football Association (RFA) chairperson position will also go through the mandatory vetting.

George Kwasi Afriyie who doubles as a football administrator and owner of Division One Legue side Planners FC will be contesting for the GFA presidency for the second time after his first attempt in 2019.

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