I want to succeed Nyantakyi as GFA president, George Afriyie declares



Ghana Football Association vice president George Afriyie has finally declared his intentions of becoming Kwesi Nyantakyi’s successor ahead of the 2019 elections.

The 50-year-old made it known during his birthday party at the Mensvic Hotel in East Legon, Accra on Friday.


George Afriyie about to cut birthday cake

The occasion, which was well represented by football gurus, politicians including former youth and sports minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Kennedy Agyapong, journalists from across the country and family members, turned out to be a ground for business discussions and reconciliation among members, as several people took the opportunity to patch up their differences.

Nyantakyi who ascended the GFA throne in 2005 has on numerous occasions revealed that he won’t seek another term in office as he hopes to concentrate on his roles at Caf and Fifa as vice president and Council member respectively.

AshesGyamera understands that Afriyie is ready to pump in a lot of cash into his campaign which is expected to be led by former Asante Kotoko management member Edmund Ackah and New Edubiase United president Abdul Salam Yakubu with Koby Jones helping with media backing.

However, Afriyie must be ready to battle Kurt Okraku and other competitors who are yet to officially announce their bids.


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