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Sports News of Friday, 25 January 2019


Former Asante Kotoko chief backs Fred Pappoe for GFA presidency

Fred Pappoe aspires to become the next GFA president Fred Pappoe aspires to become the next GFA president

Former board member of Asante Kotoko Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh has thrown his support behind Fred Pappoe to become the next Ghana Football Association (GFA) president.

The nation's football governing body seat became vacant after its former president Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned due to allegations of misconduct and corruption when he was seen in a video accepting money and making alleged corrupt deals.

An allegation he was found guilty of by FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee and banned for life from all footballing related activities.

Mr Nyantakyi has since appealed the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS.

Former GFA Vice Presidents Fred Pappoe and George Afriyie together with former EXCO (Executive Committee) member Wilfred Osei Palmer and founder of Kumasi-based King Faisal, Alhaji Grunsah, have all expressed interest in replacing their former boss as the next GFA president.

According to Alhaji Bandoh, Fred Papoe, George Afriyie and Wilfred Osei Palmer all have the ability to ascend the throne but it is the former who deserves it amongst the lot.

“George Afriyie, Fred Pappoe and Osei Kweku Palmer all have the pedigree to run the football association,"he stated on Happy FM.

“Among the three, I will choose Fred Pappoe. He has more experience and he is very knowledge. He is very realistic and has been in the system for long. He will take Ghana football to the promise land," he added.

The Normalisation Committee as part of its task is required to organize fresh elections to elect the next leadership of the football association.

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