Dreams Football Club administrative manager, Ameenu Shardow, says disqualified 2023 Ghana Football Association (GFA) Presidential aspirant (at the time of writing) ,George Afriyie, has been let down by people handling the process of his candidature.
Shardow made this point in his capacity as a Ghana football stakeholder on Citi FM’s Sports Panorama as George Afriyie plans to explore all legal avenues to reverse the GFA Elections Committee decision to disqualify him.
Former Vice GFA President Afriyie was disqualified on the grounds of having an ineligible stakeholder endorse his application form and the Appeals Committee of the 2023 GFA Elections upheld the disqualification.
“The regulations are very clear. For you to be called to come and rectify your documentation, it is when you’ve not been able to submit a complete list of documents that are being required of him. In this case, is the case that he left out a certain document? The answer is no.
He produced all the documents that they are looking for. The problem is that George Afriyie unfortunately in my opinion and per the rulings has been let down by the people manning this procedure for him. I suspect this level of due diligence was not done because if it was done I don’t understand how come somebody per the ruling who is not a director of a club signed as a director of a club.”
However, Shardow confessed he was the one responsible for ensuring incumbent GFA President Kurt Okraku’s forms for this year’s GFA Elections were well endorsed.
The 2023 GFA Elections are yet to be held due to a court injunction placed on the elections; the event was originally scheduled to take place on September 27.