George Afriyie: GFA Vice President sacked
The Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie has been relieved of his duties following an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday.
The GFA announced the decision in a tweet, adding that a new vice president will be announced soon.
The tweet read: "Breaking News: Mr George Afriyie has been released of his duties as the Vice President of the @ghanafaofficial following a meeting of the Executive Committee. A new Vice President will be announced soon".
The decision comes barely a month after Mr Afriyie declared that he was the best person to succeed GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, who has indicated he does not intend to seek re-election when the FA goes to the polls in 2019.
Afriyie declared his intention to vie for Ghana football’s top job at his 50th birthday celebration at the Mensvic Grand Hotel in Accra.
Before family, close friends and notable members of the football fraternity, Mr Afriyie said: “I’ll like to use this memorable occasion to announce my intention to take part in the 2019 FA presidential elections."
He later told the Graphic Sports that he had the best credentials to take Ghana football to the next step.
“I think after serving on the Executive Committee for three terms and the role I have played in this current tenure, I have gained the experience needed as well as gone through the mill to and learnt enough to place me in a position to take over from my boss.
“Irrespective of the numerous criticisms, I believe this administration under Nyantakyi has achieved a lot and I don’t think anyone is better placed to continue and build on the achievement than my good self,” he said.
Afriyie was appointed GFA Vice President in 2015 after Nyantakyi won the presidency for a third term.
He was later made the Management Committee Chairman of the senior national team, the Black Stars until last month when he was replaced by Winfred Osei Kwaku Palmer.