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George Afriyie slams GFA President


Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie, has cautioned the current GFA administration to desist from interfering with national team selections.

In the last international break, GFA officials were accused of meddling with Black Stars selections ahead of games against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.

Afriyie, who contested and lost the last elections to current GFA boss, Kurt Okraku, says the head coach of the national team should be allowed to do his job without any interference.

Speaking in an interview with Joy Sports, George said “CK Akunnor must have his peace of mind to work. We should take away favouritism [in player call ups]. This one belongs here so we’ll not call him, that one belongs here so don’t call him. This will not help the Black Stars,

“These are some of the reasons why people will call for a white man to coach the Black Stars, but since we have opted to go for one our own [CK Akunnor] to coach the Black Stars let us leave him to work.”

He added, “Let’s give him all the needed support for him to work. That is all I’m calling for, If he fails, we will all see that he has failed. One of the things I can boast of is that during my time with Kwesi Nyantakyi we never interfered with national team call ups. We believed that the coaches were capable and competent so we should allow them to do their work,”

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