Sports News of Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Former Hearts of Oak board member Ernest Thompson has openly declared his support for George Afriyie to become the next Ghana Football Association president.
Thompson, a respected football administrator, says Afriyie is a credible candidate as he possesses the qualities needed to run Ghana football.
His comments come on the back of Afriyie announcing officially his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election. The Vice President wants to replace his boss Nyantakyi, who has confirmed will step down next year.
“George has enough knowledge about football and is also well vested handling clubs. I must also say that he is very respectful and deals with everybody, in the same manner, no matter who you are, whether you are from the lower, middle or upper class,” Thompson praised Afriyie in an interview with Asempa FM.
“I believe the sky will be the limit for him if he surrounds himself with people who can put him back on track when he is going off. Personally, I wouldn’t have any objection if he is given the nod “, he added.
Afriyie, the former Chief Executive of All Blacks and Great Olympics, became Vice President of the Ghana Football Association in 2015 after he was hand-picked by Nyantakyi.