Ghana FA names Afriyie as vice president

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has named George Afriyie as the body’s new vice president after a successful Executive Committee meeting on Thursday.

The 45-year-old was appointed based on the amended regulation (Article 30.3 of the federation’s statutes) which gives the president the power to choose his own vice.

Afriyie thus succeeds Fred Crenstil, who lost his position in the last executive committee elections held in September.

“George Afriyie has been named the Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following the meeting of the Executive Committee on Thursday,” a statement read.

“President of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, named Afriyie as the vice president for a four-year term in office. He takes over from Fred Crentsil.

Afriyie will be doubling as the chairman of the Black Stars management committee after his new appointment.

He previously served as the management committee chairman for the Black Meteors (U-23) and Black Satellites (U-20) as well as working on the Premier League Board and the Division One League Board.

However, Eddy Doku, Nanabanyin Benjamin Eyison and Kweku Eyiah have been named to serve on the new Emergency Committee, joining Nyantakyi and Afriyie to form a five-member committee.