Birthday wish: George Afriyie wants to make Black Stars Africa no.1


Black Stars management committee chairman, George Afriyie has a birthday wish and that is to guide the team he manages to the very top of African football, he has exclusively told Allsports.com.gh .

Mr. Afriyie marked another birthday milestone in his life yesterday, March 2 and even though he was in the celebratory mood when we called on him, the GFA executive committee member minced no words at all when talking about the national team.

The astute football administrator took over the helm of the national team from GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi in the wake of Ghana’s disastrous Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup appearance and guided the Black Stars to a near triumph at his first tournament, the ill-luck of penalty lottery denying Ghana the ultimate at last month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

But Unity Stars owner is adamant there are more glories ahead for the Ghana national team and climbing up the world rankings is top of his priorities now.

“I wish next year by this time the Black Stars should have moved to be Africa No1 on the FIFA rankings,” George Afriyie revealed his birthday wish.

It’s a target that is not within reach though with the Black Stars currently occupying third spot in Africa only behind Algeria and Ivory Coast in last month’s FIFA rankings.

Ghana jumped 12 places to 25th in the world whilst Algeria are 18th and Ivory Coast 20th respectively in the FIFA rankings. Follow @thedonplato

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