Former Ghana Football Association presidential aspirant, Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe has advised George Afriyie to discontinue his quest to contest for the presidency in the upcoming elections.
George, who has been disqualified by the Elections Committee from vying for the position, following his failure to provide the required number of signatures to support his candidacy, has gone to the Court of Arbitration for Sports to seek redress.
The former vice-president of the football governing body feels aggrieved and wants CAS to overturn the ruling and reinstate him in contention for the seat.
Neil, who also found himself in a similar situation over a decade ago, had wants George to abandon his desire to head the FA as his chances of winning are slim.
“I would have told him [George Afriyie],” when asked if George should back down on JoyNews’ Sports Today program.
“Look at the number of endorsements we have seen. Are we to disbelieve the likes of Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe, Amarkai Amarteifio, Moses Armah Parker and some of these persons, in the last elections 2019, everybody in our football knows where some of them stood in terms of who they were backing.
“Yet these persons have come forward and said ‘we are not saying our football is perfect. There is so much more work to do but given the signals that we’ve seen of these four years of Mr. Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, we think he is laying a good foundation,” He said.
The GFA elections slated for October 5 is expected to be rescheduled after the Accra High Court adjourned the case to October 12.
King Faisal placed an injunction on the election demanding associated groups like the Regional Football Associations and the Executive Council, elect their representatives before the presidential election.
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