Leading candidate for the upcoming Ghana Football Association Presidential elections George Afriyie is number 2 on the ballot paper.
The Ghana FA Normalisation Committee’s Elections Committee made the announcement on Friday afternoon.
Afriyie, who is regarded as favourite to win the race which is slated for October 25, 2019, is the second candidate on the ballot paper.
His popularity skyrocketed earlier this week when powerful overlord of the Yendi Traditional Council Yaa-Naa enskined him as Chief of Football in the country.
The Ghana FA electoral college is made up of 120 delegates with the winner required to attained a simple majority of the total polls.
Twelve out of the sixteen Ghana Premier League clubs endorsed Afriyie’s nomination forms as well as 20 Division One League clubs.
Afriyie, an ex-Vice President of the association, launched his RESTORATION manifesto on Saturday and has attracted huge attention from the international community as well as the football public.
Renowned diplomats including former Tottenham Hotspur player Ramon Vega and Philip Lawer Alimo as well as legendary FIFA World Cup coach Bora Milutanovic have all expressed their backing for the CAF AFCON Organising Committee member to win the race.
Reputable sports financier and investor Dr Daniel McKorley, who is the owner of McDan Group of Companies, has also pledged his support for the former GFA Juvenile Committee Chairman and is committed to building world-class astro-turfs across the country should George Afriyie win the race.
Ghana Premier League heavyweights Asante Kotoko and Medeama SC have both gone public with declaration of support for Afriyie.
By El Akyereko
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