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Sports News of Saturday, 21 September 2019


'I consulted Otumfuo, Dormahene before filing my nomination’ - George Afriyie reveals

George Afriyie, former GFA Vice President George Afriyie, former GFA Vice President

Okyeman Planners bankroller, George Afriyie has revealed consulting several bigwigs before putting himself up to contest the upcoming GFA Presidential elections.

Speaking to journalists moments after filing his nomination on Friday, the experienced football administrator said he had extensive discussions with Asante Kotoko Life Patron Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Aduana Stars life patron Osagyefo Nana Agyemang Badu and other high profile names.

“For the past one year, I did what I call the consultation tour, that when Kwesi Nyantakyi’s tenure comes to an end I will like to put myself forward to take the mantle to lead Ghana Football,” he told reporters

“During that process, I visited a lot of high-profile personalities in the field of football. Most of these people are all connected, owners or life patrons of our distinguished football clubs.” he continued

“Notable among them are Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Nana Dormahene Agyemang Badu. I also paid a visit to Akwamuhene Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III and other top football personalities”

The Former GFA Vice capo is considered as one of the favourites to win the elections which will be held on October 25.

He will however face stiff competition from other astute candidates like Kurt Okraku, Wilfred Osei Palmer, Nana Yaw Ampomah, Fred Pappoe, and Amanda Clinton.