The Elections Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has disqualified George Afriyie from the upcoming GFA presidential elections.
Afriyie, a former vice president of the Ghana FA, was hoping to unseat incumbent GFA president Kurt Okraku after losing out four years ago.
However, a statement from the Elections Committee said the football administrator failed to provide the required number of GFA members to endorse his candidature.
The Committee said he used an unqualified person – Jeffrey Asare – to endorse his nomination forms and it was later found out that Asare wasn’t a Director at Victory Club Warriors FC as he had claimed on the forms.
“For the position of GFA President, you were required to state one GFA Member proposing your Candidature and five (5) GFA Members supporting it per the GFA Statutes 2019. We therefore conclude that your endorsement by Jeffrey Asare is invalid,” a section of the statement said.
“Due to the above invalidity, your nomination form currently has four (4) GFA Members supporting you. In light of this, you do not meet the requirements to contest the election for the position of President of the GFA.”
The Committee, however, added that Afriyie had the right to appeal the decision to disqualify him within the next three working days.
Should Afriyie’s appeal fail, incumbent GFA president Okraku will be contesting unopposed in his re-election bid.