George Afriyie applauds GFA Normalization Committee
Former Ghana Football Association second in command, George Afriyie says he is impressed with the performance of the GFA Normalisation Committee and insisted the four-member team have performed creditably.
Following the premiering of the Anas Aremeyaw Anas ‘Number 12’ documentary, FIFA installed the four-member committee in the name of Dr Kofi Amoah as the president, former Airtel Ghana CEO, Lucy Quist, Lawyer Dua Adonten (Former Kotoko Board member) and Naa Odofoley Nortey (a Board member of the Attorney General’s Department – Legal Aid Scheme) as members to run the Ghana FA’s daily affairs and co-operate with the special task force once it has been set up by FIFA, CAF and the Government of Ghana.
The four-member has been criticized by some Ghanaian football administrators since their unveiling.
However, George Afriyie who was relieved from his position during Kwesi Nyantakyi’s reign as the Ghana FA president with no reason insists the committee is performing within its mandate and described as baseless the criticism being meted out.
“To be very honest with you the mandate was very clear. That is to see to the day-to-day running of football in this country. If you ask me on whether they’re doing it, the answer is yes.
“The Women’s AFCON is currently underway and the Maidens participated in the U17 World Cup in Uruguay,” he told Kumasi-based Kessben FM.
“The CHAN team has also participated in a game. So it means that their mandate to run the football on day to day basis they’re doing it.
“On the concerns about the reviews of the statues of the FA, the committee might be working silently on it.
“December will be their third month, meaning they still have three more months. So I would advocate for us to take the pressure off them,” he added.
Afriyie remains a huge favourite to become the next Ghana FA President.
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