WATCH VIDEO: George Afriyie describes vetting process as ‘engaging and insightful’

He is expected to give Kurt Okraku a good run of his money

Presidential hopeful of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie, says his vetting process were engaging and insightful.

The owner of Division One League side, Planners FC was the second flagbearer hopeful to be vetted ahead of the 2023 GFA elections after incumbent president Kurt Okraku had appeared earlier in the day.

Mr. Afriyie was vetted today, Monday, August 21, 2023, at 2:00 GMT at the Swiss Spirits Alisa Hotel – North Ridge in Accra by the vetting committee.

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He went through a thorough mandatory process after submitting all the necessary requirements and undergo scrutiny of his candidature.

Speaking to the press after his vetting, described the process as familiar and comfortable since today’s exercise wasn’t his first encounter owing to his past experience since 2005.

“The integrity of the personnel or the gentlemen on the committee are very high because I personally before going into this vetting did a background check on them and I realize that these are people who will do their job diligently, people who will not have any personnel hidden agendas in spite of some of the things that I heard before going into this vetting that I was going to be disqualify.

“But I believe in them, the questions were normal – questions were about football and as you are already aware, this is not the first time I have gone through vetting, this my fifth vetting when I first contested for the executive committee position in 2005.” George Afriyie said.


Against these backdrops, he described the vetting process as “engaging and insightful conversation” adding that the questions were relating to football and answered them to the best of his in-depth knowledge.

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George Afriyie and Kurt Okraku and 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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