The Head of Player Relations at the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Yussif Chibsah, is confident an ex-footballer will one day become the head of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
Not too long ago, Stephen Appiah called for ex-footballers to be involved in various levels of football administration in Ghana. His comments, while received well by many, didn’t go down too well with some of the members of the current GFA administration.
An Executive Member of the GFA hit back at the former Ghana captain for his comments asking that they get the requisite processes before being considered.
In an interview with Joy Sports’ Muftawu Nabila Abdulai on Prime Take, Chibsah, who played for the national team in the past believes there will be a time where the GFA president will come from within the PFAG.
“There is a possibility [of a former football player leading the GFA] because ex-footballers are still investing and following football. They have the passion for football so we cannot rule out the possibility entirely,” he said.
“As long as ex-footballers are still in football and they have the passion, there could be the possibility that one day one former footballer will pop up to lead the association. But then we also have to know that if you want to become an FA president, there is a procedure that you need to follow.
“Football is a sport governed by rules and regulations. The football house over there has its own constitution and statutes. If any ex-footballer has the ambition to lead, the person might as well start preparing himself as to how to become an FA preside. It requires more than just being a former footballer.”
The GFA is currently headed by Kurt Okraku, who is seeking a second tenure when his first term expires in October 2023.
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