Former GFA Vice President George Afriyie Sets Sights on Presidency, Initiates Candidacy Process
Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie, has unequivocally restated his aspiration to contest the GFA presidency. He has taken a significant step towards realizing this ambition by obtaining nomination forms for the upcoming GFA elections.
In accordance with the roadmap unveiled by the Election Committee in the past week, the window for submitting nominations for both presidential candidates and Executive Council members commenced on Monday, August 7.
George Afriyie’s spokesperson, Ayereko Frimpong, confirmed that the seasoned football administrator has initiated the process of challenging the incumbent president, Kurt Okraku, by securing his nomination form. Afriyie is diligently preparing to submit the form, accompanied by all requisite documents.
“Around a month and a half ago, George Afriyie publicly declared his commitment to rejuvenate Ghana football to a state better than before, considering the setbacks it has faced under Kurt Okraku’s administration. He has procured the necessary nomination forms in adherence to the stipulated timeline set by the Election Committee of the Ghana Football Association,” stated Frimpong in an interview with Peace FM.
Frimpong further revealed, “George Afriyie has proactively commenced the process, which involves fulfilling all mandatory criteria, paperwork, documentation, endorsements, and other essential particulars. Once all the prerequisites are complete, he intends to return to the Ghana FA headquarters to formally present all the requisite documents for the upcoming elections.”
Meanwhile, the incumbent president, Kurt Okraku, has garnered the support of ten Regional Football Association (RFA) chairpersons, who have collectively acquired nomination forms on his behalf as he seeks re-election. Kurt Okraku’s initial term as president, having taken office four years ago and formerly serving as the chairman of the MTN FA Cup, is set to conclude in October.
As the Ghanaian football community anticipates the upcoming elections, the contest for the GFA presidency promises to shape the trajectory of football governance in the nation. The candidacies of both George Afriyie and Kurt Okraku set the stage for a consequential decision that will influence the course of Ghanaian football for years to come.