Tag Archives: George Afriyie

GFA Vice President gets CAF appointment


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


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


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


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


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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“GFA is still looking for a league sponsor”- George Afriyie


The Vice-President of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie has revealed that the FA is still talking to corporate entities in a bid to find a sponsor  for the 2015/2016 Ghana Premier League which starts on February 20. The league does not have a sponsor after First Capital Plus Bank (now Capital Bank) suspended its 5-year deal after just a ...

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Start date of Ghana league to be announced on Friday- George Afriyie


Vice-President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie, has announced that the date for the start of the Ghana Premier League will be made public by Friday January 22, 2016. He said this in an interview on Accra-based Asempa FM on Wednesday when he was answering questions on the challenges surrounding the start of the 2015/ 2016 Ghana Premier ...

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GFA Vice President George Afriyie wants the best for Kevin Prince Boateng


Vice President of the Ghana Football Association George Afriyie says he is happy that suspended Ghana international Kevin Prince Boateng is enjoying his football again in Milan. The 28-year-old talented yet controversial midfielder opened his accounts for the Rossonerri in Milan’s 2-0 victory over Fiorentina last Sunday. Boateng, who has a record of chronic knee injuries, has looked sharp and ...

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