George Akwasi Afriyie, a presidential aspirant for the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has called on the current GFA President, Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku, to fulfill the promises he made during the 2019 Elective Congress instead of making new ones.
In response to the proceedings at the 29th GFA Ordinary Congress in Kumasi, George Afriyie expressed disappointment, stating that the event seemed more like a campaign ground for Mr. Simeon-Okraku rather than a congress.
He pointed out that the current president has failed to fulfill about 75% of the promises made in the “Game Changer” manifesto, yet he continues to make new promises that are unlikely to be achieved.
As the CEO of Planners Athletic Club, George Afriyie expressed concern about the underperformance of various national teams, asserting that the FA president has prioritized personal gain over the well-being of Ghana Football.
“We went to congress expecting Mr Okraku and his ExCo (Executive Committee) members to take stock of the past season and make projections into the coming year, but he came to campaign by making more promises,” he said.
“He has failed to fulfil about 75 per cent of the promises he made in the Game Changer manifesto; yet, he is making more new promises that are not achievable,” he noted.
Looking ahead, George Afriyie is hopeful that the delegates will make wise decisions during the upcoming elective congress in October. He aims to win their support and bring a positive change to the current administration, focusing on uplifting the fortunes of the national teams and restoring the glory of Ghana Football.