In the wake of George Afriyie’s disqualification from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential race, seasoned football administrator Takyi Arhin, fondly known as “Thunder” in football circles, has come forward to staunchly defend the decision, emphasizing its robustness.
Afriyie’s disqualification had been made by the GFA Vetting Committee, and following the verdict, he was granted three days to file an appeal. However, the outcome of the appeal, which was revealed recently, upheld his disqualification.
Thunder, in his assessment of the situation, highlighted the meticulousness of the decision, describing it as “watertight” and suggesting that it would be challenging for the Appeals Committee to overturn it. He shared his perspective on the matter during an interview with Peace FM;
“If you read the verdict it was so watertight it will be very difficult for the Appeals Committee to overturn it. So for some of us it is not a surprise because coming events always cast their own shadows so we are not surprised.
“If it was left with me about 20 people should contest Kurt so that everybody will see his smoothness level Kojo Yankah, and others couldn’t do it.
“Former Vice President of the GFA you wanted just five clubs to endorse you and you go and pick someone who is not a director and a signatory to the club I think that there is no tears for Anase.”