The Majority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu wants professionally trained football administrators to lead the Ghana Football Association.
According to the Suame MP, the norm of ‘football people’ or club administrators being elected to lead the GFA is not helping matter since such people come into office with their ‘own interest’ and not the interest of the numerous football loving fans. He therefore wants someone who is very knowledgeable in the game and more professional to succeed Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The Normalization Committee opened nominations for the 2019 Ghana FA elections on Monday with Executive Director of Dreams FC Edwin Simon Kurt Okraku and Former GFA Vice President George Afriyie already picking their forms.
”The norm of ‘football people’ or club administrators being elected to lead the GFA is not helping us, they come with their own interest. We must get professional administrators to lead our football association,” the majority leader told Kumasi 104.1 FM.
”I personally think these club owners cannot help develop our football. We must get professional administrators on board and hand over the association to them.
”There’s no intention of government seeking to appoint nor back anyone for the GFA elections,its never appeared in my interaction with the sports minister,” he concluded.
Former vice president of the federation George Afriyie, Kurt Okraku, Nana Yaw Amponsah and Wilfred Osei Parma, and Dr Toni Aubynn have all confirmed their candidature for the Ghana FA presidential race.