General News of Tue, 24 Apr 201850
George Afriyie sacked as GFA Vice President
Ghanaweb.com can confirm that Mr George Afriyie has been relieved of his post as Vice President of the Ghana Football Association following a meeting of the Executive Committee. A new Vice President will be announced soon.
The Ghana Football Association announced the decision on Twitter. The tweet reads: "Mr George Afriyie has been released of his duties as the Vice President of the @ghanafaofficial following a meeting of the Executive Commitee. A new Vice President will be announced soon".
This news will come as no surprise to followers of the game in the country as the writings have been on the wall for some time now.
The GFA vice president has fallen out with his boss and the already acrimonious relationship was soiled further by George Afriyie's decision to announce his intention of vying for the GFA presidential post in 2019.
Sources close to the GFA president have it that he was unhappy with the decision especially because his wife was at the ceremony under which George declared his intentions which made it seem like he has his backing.
Rumours emerged last month that George was going to be fired after an Executive Committee meeting but he was only stripped off his position as Black Stars management committee chairman.
Then just this afternoon the bombshell was dropped that the Executive Committee of the FA have agreed to relieve George Afriyie of his post.
Breaking News: Mr George Afriyie has been released of his duties as the Vice President of the @ghanafaofficial following a meeting of the Executive Commitee. A new Vice President will be announced soon.— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) April 24, 2018