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Forget GFA presidential ambition – Neil Armstrong to George Afriyie

Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe, a former aspirant for the presidency of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has advised George Afriyie to reconsider his bid for the upcoming association election.

George Afriyie had his candidacy disqualified, leading him to file a petition with the Court of Arbitration of Sports to challenge this decision.

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However, Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe suggests that Afriyie should withdraw from the race due to significant support from key football administrators for the incumbent president, Kurt Okraku.

“I would have told him [George Afriyie not to pursue this case further],” he told JoyNews.

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“Look at the number of endorsements we have seen. Are we to disbelieve the likes of Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe, Amarkai Amarteifio, Moses Armah Parker, and some of these persons, in the last elections 2019, everybody in our football knows where some of them stood in terms of who they were backing.

“Yet these persons have come forward and said ‘we are not saying our football is perfect; there is so much more work to do, but given the signals that we’ve seen of these four years of Mr. Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, we think he is laying a good foundation,” he noted.

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At the moment, the GFA elections have been delayed following the FA’s dispute with King Faisal who has summoned the body for wanting to hold presidential elections before electing new Executive Council members.

The court has rescheduled the hearing to Thursday, October 12, 2023. The adjournment has caused the GFA to postpone their election from October 5, 2023, to October 15.

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