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George Afriyie to contest 2019 GFA Presidency

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Ghana Football Association vice president, George Afriyie, has officially announced his intention to contest the 2019 GFA Presidential Elections. The Liberty Professionals executive made his intention known to journalists at his 50th birthday celebrations on Friday night. Afriyie, who has been vice to Nyantakyi since 2015, becomes the second person to announce his intentions after GHALCA Chairman Kudjoe Fianoo declared ...

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George Afriyie: Latif Blessing won’t play for the United States

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Chairman of the Black Stars management committee George Afriyie has dismissed the possibility of Los Angeles forward Latif Blessing switching nationalities from Ghana to the United States. Afriyie who was key in the discovery of Blessing and played a major role in nurturing the player during his stint with Liberty Professionals believes the player’s motives are borne out of frustration ...

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GFA accept blame for disastrous World Cup qualifying campaign

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Ghana will be absent when elite nations gather in Russia to participate in the World Cup during the summer,and the Ghana Football Association have started the year off by accepting responsibility for a qualifying campaign that can best be described as a disaster. The Black Stars failure to win a single game at home meant that Ghana would pick up ...

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GFA Vice President gets CAF appointment

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Mr. George Afriyie, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been appointed onto the Organising Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tourneys. This was confirmed on Wednesday after he was invited to CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. He was sworn into office by Mr. Amaju Pinnick of Nigeria, chairman of the committee at the ...

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Nyantakyi, Afriyie vow to settle differences at GFA

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The two most important men at the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi and George Afriyie, have promised to put aside their differences and work together for the growth and development of the game in Ghana. Their resolution comes after a closed-door meeting at the Sports Ministry on August 2. The fallout of the meeting is appearing a week after the ...

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George Afriyie confident in ‘dream team’ Black Stars back room

From left: Kwesi APpiah, Ibrahim Tanko (middle in top row), Stephen Appiah (right in top row), Maxwell Konadu (bottom row centre), Richard Kingson (bottom right) (Image credit: Images Image/ Senyuiedzorm Adadevoh)

Chairman of the Black Stars management committee, George Afriyie, believes that the new technical setup under Kwesi Appiah has the ability to succeed. At Kwesi Appiah’s unveiling held last week at the Ghana Football Association’s headquarters, it emerged that Stephen Appiah, Richard Kingson, Ibrahim Tanko and Maxwell Konadu will be given various roles in the team’s backroom. While Tanko and ...

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AFCON 2019 target for Appiah is fair- GFA

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The Ghana Football Association has disputed claims that asking new Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah, to win the 2019 AFCON is unfair. The GFA believes that Ghana’s reputation and quality in the recent years in relation to the African Nations Cup should push Appiah to win the tournament which will be hosted by Cameroon. Ghana has made the semi-finals in ...

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GFA dismiss reports of interference in Appiah appointment

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Vice President of the Ghana Football Association George Afriyie has denied reports that incoming head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah was imposed by the ruling government. Appiah has returned for a second stint with the national team following a brief stint with Sudanese side Al Khartoum. In the run up to his appointment reports were rife that the ...

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GFA bitter over fresh Kwadwo Asamoah injury

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Vice President of the Ghana Football Association George Afriyie has described the recent injury suffered by Juventus and Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah as unfortunate. He injured the medial meniscus ligament in his right knee after coming off the bench in the 68th minute in the Serie A match against Palermo. Asamoah who has been absent from National team duty ...

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NKETSIA: Andre Ayew’s political masterstroke

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With the Black Stars set to conclude their Afcon qualifiers against Rwanda, the bigger picture of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers comes into sharper focus and Benjamin Nketsia of Citi Sports looks at the steady emergence of Andre Ayew as a leader within a team going through turmoil. It is election year and every crisis situation requires a leader.There is ...

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