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Sports News of Wednesday, 28 November 2018


I've no interest in the GFA presidency - Tony Baffoe declares

Former Ghana international and current deputy General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Anthony Baffoe says he is not interested in the vacant GFA presidential position.

The nation's football governing body presidency has become vacant since Kwesi Nyantakyi stepped down five months ago following the premiering of the number 12 exposé.

In the aftermath of the Anas Number 12 exposé, FIFA and CAF appointed a five-member Normalisation Committee to sanitize the nation's football for six months before a new Ghana FA president can be elected through Congress.

Many Ghanaians have called on Tony Baffoe who currently works as deputy General Secretary for CAF to consider vying for the GFA president when the Normalisation Committee opens nominations for the position.

However, the former Ghana international says he is comfortable with what he is doing now and has no interest in the GFA position but indicated he would be happy to see a former footballer to assume the position during an interview on Happy FM in Accra on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

"People have been asking me when I will be the next GFA president. I am not interested in becoming the next GFA president for now. I don’t know where Allah will take me in the next two or three years."

"As at now, I am happy working for CAF. That’s not to say that I am turning my back on Ghana but right now, I am not interested in the role."

"It will be great to see an ex-footballer becoming the GFA president but he must be prepared because the job won’t be easy."

"We need people like Abedi Pele, Yusif Chibsah and Sammy Kuffour. They know football and they can contribute a lot to our football."