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George Afriyie ready to relinquish Black Stars position

Published on: 14 March 2018

The Vice president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie has confirmed his readiness to relinquish his position as the Management Committee Chairman of the Black Stars.

After the Black Stars failed to perform at the 2015 FIFA Wolrd Cup in Brazil, former President John Dramani Mahama instituted a three-man committee to find out what led to the country's early exit from the tournament.

At the end of their findings, the Dzamefe Commission recommended that George Afriyie who is the management committee chairman of the Black Stars should not come close to the team again as well as the president of the Ghana Football Association.

During the Sports Ministry's meet-the-press exercise on Tuesday in Accra, Isaac Asiamah stated he wants Mr Afriyie to relinquish position as the Black Stars management chairman in a bid to guarantee the independence of the management committee of the team pointing to some of the recommendations approved by the white paper report on the 2014 World Cup presidential commission of enquiry.

And commenting on the issue during an interview with Kumasi-based radio station Oyerepa FM, George Afriyie categorically stated his intention to vacate the position.

"I am ready to leave the Black Stars management Committee chairman post, it' not exclusive to me,' Afriyie told Oyerepa FM.

"I started serving at the GFA in 2006 as a member of the Division One league board, a member of the black meteors management committee with Randy Abbey as chairman before I rose to become the chairman of the CHAN team.

"I've been Chairman of the Black Satellites, the juvenile committee chairman and now Black Stars management committee chairman. It's not my bonafide property, the position is not possession. It's not for my father nor mother's lineage."


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