George Afriyie backs GFA Exco petition to FIFA

By Haruna Mubarak
George Afriyie backs GFA Exco petition to FIFA
George Afriyie backs GFA Exco petition to FIFA

Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie has supported the Ghana Football Association executive committee's petition to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) to intervene with regards to the reforms of Ghana football.

The petition was to call on the world’s football governing body to halt the government from dissolving the association and to permit them carry out the reforms.

Former Vice President George Afriyie was part of the 17 members who appended their signatures to the petition.

These are the same Executive members who booted him out of his GFA Vice Presidential position.

This has left many Ghanaians amazed and disappointed with regards to his decision to join forces with the same committee who voted him out of his GFA Vice Presidential seat.

However, the astute football administrator who was fired by former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi over some text message he sent to him has clarified the reason behind his decision.

“I want everyone to understand that reforms in Ghana football will be done by GFA. I don’t believe that reforms in Ghana football will be done by the Tomatoes Sellers Association. The reforms in Ghana football will be done by football people because my daily life depends on football, coach Opeele’s life depends on football so he understands football language and the problems in football."

Read also:Kwaku Bonsam advises George Afriyie not to contest 2019 GFA election

"We should ask ourselves why is it that FIFA, the mother body had their issues who led the reforms. It was Issa Hayatou who led the reforms. Today, as we speak in the absence of Issa Hayatou, is not Ahmad who is leading the reforms. The point is that reforms can only be done by football people”, he said on Asempa FM.