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GFA Elections 2023: George Afriyie to head to CAS after disqualification

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Former vice president of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie could head to the Court of Arbitration for Sport following his disqualification from the upcoming election.

The vetting committee disqualified Mr Afriyie after failing to meet the requirement of Article 13(2)(j), which stipulates that a candidate must procure a number of support from members of the federation.

“Failure to provide the required number of Ghana Football Association members to support your candidature,” read the statement released by the GFA election committee.

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Mr Afriyie has been given three days to appeal the decision, but could go a step further by contesting the case at CAS.

The ex-GFA veep could take a page from Mr Wilfried Osei Palmer’s decision to send the FA to CAS during the last election.

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However, as it stands, Kurt Okraku will be the only candidate to have successfully passed the vetting for the top job.

Mr Okraku has been president of the association since 2019.


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