Give football to experienced Afriyie – Ghana’s topmost women’s football investor to delegates
Ghana’s topmost women’s football investor Nana Opoku Ofosu Gyeabour II has issued a rallying call to Ghana FA delegates to elect ‘tried and tested’ George Afriyie as next President of the Ghana Football Association.
The bankroller and financier of Techiman-based Ampem Darkoaa Ladies believes the CAF AFCON Organising Committee capo remains the only aspirant capable of restoring the dignity of Ghana football.
Nana Gyeabour II, who is the Koasenehene and Mawerehene of Techiman, has tasked the one hundred and twenty delegates of the West African nation’s football governing body to give their mandate to the ex-Vice President of the association.
“We don’t want to draw back the development of Ghana football again and this is why we need a leader who is tried and tested like him [George Afriyie] to administer football in the country. He’s got a very impressive CV with the GFA, CAF and FIFA and I believe that speaks volumes about his capabilities and potentials to develop and promote football in the country,” he said.
“Internationally he’s got decent connections and links at CAF and FIFA levels that he can leverage on to seek the interest of our football. That is very key for Ghana football now at this moment. So the delegates must not look beyond George,” he added.
The powerful chief says he agrees with Super Sports and Fox Sports Africa Adviser Barry Lambert who has said he is ready to offer his support to ensure Afriyie becomes the next President of the GFA.
“This is the time we also have to engage the delegates and tell them why their votes must go to George. I think everybody saw what was published in Graphic Newspaper today with Super Sports Founder endorsing him,” he stated.
Nana Gyeabour II is renowned in Ghana and across the West African sub-region for his outstanding contributions to the development of women’s football as he provides the platform for young ambitious female footballers to pursue their dreams, making available houses and medical facilities to the young ladies at his own cost without any meaningful returns.
Multiple award-winning Ghana Women’s national team player Grace Asantewaa, who recently signed for Spanish side Logroño, is a product of the chief’s team.
Prodigious goal scorers Princella Adubea and Priscilla Okyere also came through the ranks of the Bono East based side.
Ghana Black Queens defender Justice Tweneboah and striker Mavis Owusu are both drawn from Ampem Darkoaa who finished runners up of the 2019 Ghana FA Normalisation Special Competition for Women after missing out narrowly to Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies.
By El Akyereko
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