By Rahman Osman
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The Ghana Football Association went to the polls Tuesday September 29, to elect 6 premier league and 4 division one league representatives to the Executive Committee board of the Ghana Football Association.
Like any other election, there were surprises with some bigwigs losing out to make way for new entrants. Only three of the current executives retained their positions.
George Akwesi Afriyie
Mr. Afriyie, affectionately known as the Chief of Staff of Ghana Football Association became known in the football circles when he bought Swedru All Blacks with his business partners from Japan.
He brought professionalism to the Swedru based club who became known as Gamba All Blacks kitting the players with European standard football kits and a bus. Like the saying ‘Good things do not last long’, internal wrangling with the founder of the club and Swedru fans meant he couldn’t sustain it and had to sell the club back to them.
He replaced the late Jordan Anagla as the Black Satellites management committee chairman and helped the team to win bronze in Turkey.
He is now the Management Committee chairman of the Black stars; and under his reign, the team came 2nd in the 2015 AFCON.
Samuel Opoku Nti