GFA Vice President Sacked
The Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie, has been sacked following a meeting by the executive committee.
In a tweet yesterday, GFA announced “Mr George Afriyie has been released of his duties as the Vice President of the @ghanafaofficial following a meeting of the Executive Commitee. A new Vice President will be announced soon”.
Although, no reason was given, it’s believed the decision is due to George’s interest in the GFA Presidency.
According to the statement, a new Vice President will be appointed in the coming days.
The news has come as no surprise to followers of the game in the country as the writings have been on the wall for some time now.
The GFA Vice President has fallen out with his boss and the already bitter relationship was soiled further by George Afriyie’s decision to announce his intention to vie for the GFA presidential post in 2019.
The bankroller of second-tier side Okyeman Planners became the first person to officially reveal that he will contest the presidential elections in 2019.
According to Afriyie, his decision was as a result of Kwesi Nyantakyi claiming that he would not seek re-election.
However, sources close to the GFA President have it that he was unhappy with Afriyie’s decision especially because his (Nyantakyi’s) first wife was at the ceremony where Afriyie declared his intentions.
The presence of Mrs Nyantakyi was interpreted as an endorsement by her husband, something which, clearly, was not the case.