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George Afriyie should abandon his GFA presidential ambition – Armstrong Mortagbe

George Afriyie should abandon his GFA presidential ambition - Armstrong Mortagbe

George Afriyie must consider withdrawing his bid to challenge for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential seat, says former GFA presidential candidate Neil Armstrong Mortagbe.

To Mr Mortagbe, the current GFA President Kurt Okraku is laying a good foundation for Ghana football and must continue for another term.

“I would have told him [George Afriyie not pursue this case further],” the former Hearts of Oak CEO told Joy Sports.

“Look at the number of endorsements we have seen. Are we to disbelieve the likes of Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe, Amarkai Amarteifio, Moses Armah Parker and some of these persons, in the last elections in 2019, everybody in our football knows where some of them stood in terms of who they were backing.

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“Yet these persons have come forward and said ‘we are not saying our football is perfect; there is so much more work to do, but given the signals that we’ve seen of these four years of Mr. Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, we think he is laying a good foundation,” he noted.

George Afriyie has been disqualified from contesting in the forthcoming polls which is slated for October 5, 2023.

The former GFA Vice President was disqualified on the basis of not providing the required number of signatures to support his candidacy.

The Planners FC bankroller as part of seeking redress filed for an appeal but was dismissed by the GFA Appeals Committee.

He has further filed notice of application for injunction on the association’s elections…

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