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Sports News of Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Okyeman Planners petition FIFA over George Afriyie's dismissal as GFA vice president

Okyeman Planners are contesting the dismissal of their bankroller George Afriyie as Ghana FA vice president by his former boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The Division One League side argue that Afriyie's sack was in contravention of the statues of the Football Association.

Planners want FIFA to reinstate him.

In April this year, the Ghana FA released a statement confirming Afriyie's dismissal after an Executive Committee.

But no reason was given for his removal although the President of the Ghana FA is powered by Article 30.3 of their statutes to appoint his vice.

It’s believed the decision is due to George’s interest in the GFA presidency.

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.