George Afriyie has been ruled out of contesting for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential seat.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by the chairman of the Elections Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Joseph Bernard Ashalley, dated Monday, August 28, 2023.
The committee described Mr Afriyie’s vetting process which happened on August 21 as unsuccessful, resulting in his disqualification.
According to the committee, former GFA Vice President Afriyie’s unsuccessful vetting process was decided on two grounds by the Elections Committee namely:
Failure to provide the required number of Ghana Football Association members to support your candidate
Failure to meet the requirements to contest the election for the position of GFA President due to having the support of four GFA members after Jeffrey Asare’s endorsement was rendered invalid.
However, the Susubiribi owner has the right to appeal the decision; this must be done before Monday, September 11 at 17:00 GMT.
This year’s GFA Presidential Election scheduled to take place on September 27 at the Redaach Memorial Hotel in Tamale has been put on hold because of a petition of injunction filed at the Accra High Court by Kumasi-based club, King Faisal FC.
Should the decision stand, the incumbent GFA President Kurt Okraku will be the sole candidate in the running for the GFA Presidential seat.
Full Statement by the GFA Election Committee on George Afriyie: