Barry Lambert, the chief consultant and a senior advisor for Fox Sports Africa, has thrown his weight behind CAF AFCON Organising Committee capo George Afriyie to ascend the Ghana Football Association Presidential seat.
In a letter written to the former Ghana FA Vice President, Lambert extolled the virtues of the workaholic and affable leader he co-worked with during the 2017 WAFU Tournament which was hosted in Ghana.
The British-South African broadcast heavyweight brokered the deal that saw Africa and the rest of the world witnessed a remarkable broadcast of the 2017 West Africa Football Union tournament from Fox Sports.
Lambert spent time working hours unend with the then GFA Veep and he has revealed for the first time the contribution of Afriyie in making the tournament a success whilst empathising with him for his dismissal by the erstwhile President of the Association.
“Having very successfully worked with you on the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations in Cape Coast you know I was shocked and extremely disappointed when you were dismissed by the then GFA President,” he wrote.
He also expressed trust and believe in the capabilities of Afriyie and asked delegates to vote for the former Ghana FA Juvenile Committee chairman.
“After all the problems the GFA have had prior to FIFA and CAF’s intervention I believe you will be just the right person to take over the leadership of GFA and move Ghana football forward into a new era that the supporters of the Black Stars will know will be in safe hands,” he wrote.
He conveyed his goodwill message to the outspoken aspirant and pledged to offer his support to him.
“I wish you every success and you can count on my help at any time and in any way you feel fit. Best regards Barry,” he wrapped up.
By El Akyereko
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