The former Ghana Football Association vice president George Afriyie officially distanced himself from the vacant CEO position at Asante Kotoko in a press release dated 18 June 2020.
George Afriyie however used the opportunity to lavish praise on the powerful Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II and the recently made board chairman of the club Dr. Kwame Kyei.
“I am blessed to have persnal relationships with His Royal Majesty Otumfour Osei Tutu II and the board chairman Dr.Kwame Kyei. They are truly priceless. I am also fortunate to share such an ubreakable bond with some part of the Kotoko fraternity” he said in the statement.
Several media reports have linked the Liberty Professionals sports director to the hot position at Ghana’s most successful football club and according to George Afriyie he could not be available for consideration should there be even official approach from the club of Otumfor Osei Tutu II.
The experienced Ghana football personality also revealed he continues to receive calls behind the scenes from faithfuls of the club to take up the position.
“Kotoko is a great club and would want to serve one day. But I want to state that I have currently taken up a commitment which would not permit me to take up the role” he said in the statement.
Asante Kotoko officialy endorsed George Afriyie when he unsuccessfully run to become president of the GFA last year.