GFA elections: George Afriyie believes old GFA members must be allowed to contest

Published on: 24 August 2019

Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie has shared that old members of the association must be allowed to contest for the upcoming presidential elections.

His comments come on the back of calls from some football administrators insisting that members of the previous regime should be disqualified from standing for the high position.

Speaking to Kumasi-based Nhyira FM however, George Afriyie has noted that no outside person can come in to steer the affairs of the GFA and therefore any member from the old regime that wants to contest for the Presidency must be allowed to do so.

Using FIFA and CAF to buck his argument, the bankroller of Okyeman Planners explained, “Those saying the members of the old GFA administration should be disqualified should also say same to the clubs that were in the old administration too.

“We don’t do that anywhere when Issah Hayatu was exiting the scene, it took someone within the old CAF structure to replace him and same happened when Sep Blatter was leaving FIFA.

“Running of football is not a child’s play and we need very serious and competent people to be at the helm of affairs”.

Meanwhile, the former Veep faces tough opposition from Osei Kweku Parma, Nana Yaw Amponsah and a host of others who have all publicly expressed their interest in the vacant position.