Sports News of Mon, 16 Jul 201831
'Honest' Tony Baffoe ideal for GFA - Otchere-Darko
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, Executive Director of the Danquah Institute has tipped ex-Ghanaian international Tony Baffoe to be the next Ghana Football Association President.
The Ghana Football Association is in the process of being liquidated after an undercover investigation by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas exposed several instances of alleged corruption involving referees and Executive Committee members of the body including its former President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
Mr Nyantakyi subsequently resigned as GFA boss on June 8 leaving a leadership vacuum at the body.
Even before the GFA is completely dissolved, Mr Otchere-Darko has in a Facebook post named Baffoe as the best Ghanaian to lead the reformation of the GFA.
Describing Baffoe as a patriot, he stated that the former Fortuna Köln defender was decent, disciplined and not corrupt.
He posted: "I’ve known him for over 40 years. In my view, he will be the best Ghanaian to lead the reformation of Ghana Football Association. He is decent. He believes in discipline. He is not corrupt. He loves and lives football. He is a patriot. He knows the game and the business of the game, locally and internationally. He has played at the highest level, in Europe’s top leagues, and captained Ghana’s national team. He is respected worldwide in football. When the dust settles, help me convince him and the powers that be to make him the man for the new GFA. His name is Anthony Baffoe".
Baffoe served as a FIFA Match Coordinator at the just-ended 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and is the General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana.