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Sports News of Friday, 4 May 2018


Top GFA member reveals why George Afriyie was sacked

Ghana Football Association Executive Committee member Kojo Yankah has revealed the reason why George Afriyie was removed as Ghana FA vice president.

Two weeks ago, the Ghana FA announced the sacking of Afriyie, but the reason behind his dismissal was not revealed.

But Kojo Yankah in an interview with Accra-based FM said, the Liberty Professionals director was removed because he was spreading malicious lies about the President of the FA Kwesi Nyantakyi.

“He (George) spread malicious lies about the President that monies of $1.5m has gone missing from the GFA accounts and when he was confronted he denied ever saying it but he told several people who testified,” Yankah said on Happy FM on Wednesday.

“He sent a text message to insult the President of the GFA without any provocation and we found it very unfortunate and in such circumstances this person cannot be trusted.

“George also called a secret meeting with the staff to warn some of them that they will be sacked when he takes over as the Ghana FA President.

“He also lied that he has discussed with the GFA President that he was going to make an announcement which he never did.

“These are the reasons and for any reasonable person or organisation such acts would not be condoned by anyone let alone the Vice President.”

Afriyie has declared his intention to contest for the FA Top seat in 2019.