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Sports News of Friday, 25 October 2019


GFA Elections: George Afriyie concedes defeat ahead of 3rd round

George Afriyie, former GFA Vice President play videoGeorge Afriyie, former GFA Vice President

Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential aspirant, George Afriyie, has conceded defeat despite the NC's decision to hold a third round.

Mr Afriyie said: “In the interest of football, I concede defeat and I congratulate my brother.”

Kurt Okraku got 59 votes whiles George Afriyie earned 43 votes in the runoff elections. Nana Yaw Amponsah bagged the rest of the 16 votes.

At the GFA elections held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the election saw Kurt Okraku lead the first round as he polled 44 votes with former Vice President George Afriyie earning 40 votes.

Nana Yaw Amponsah who won many hearts following his brilliant performance at the debate had 27 votes, while Fred Pappoe managed 6 votes. Like Amanda Clinton, George Ankomah bagged no vote.

In accordance with the rules, the Ghana FA Presidential election is heading for a second round after none of the candidates polled more than 20 percent.

Prior to the elections, there were the Regional Football Associations and Executive Council elections with some shocking results giving credence to the famous ‘fear delegates’ quote.

A potential injunction was hanging around the elections but just this morning the Court of Arbitration for Sports released a statement rejecting an appeal of injunction by disqualified candidate Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer.

The position of GFA President has been vacant since 2018 when Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned following damning revelations in an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

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