Ghana Football Association presidential hopeful George Afriyie has received backing from two Premier League clubs ahead of the upcoming elections.
Asante Kotoko and Medeama have thrown their weight behind the former GFA vice president to become the leader of the local football governing body for the next four years.
Afriyie is among six candidates who have been cleared by the Vetting Committee to contest the presidential election.
Kotoko were the first to endorse Afriyie with their Chief Executive Officer, George Amoako, claiming the club will vote for him because his policies stand tall compared to other candidates.
“We [Kotoko representatives] have been to the manifesto launch of the various presidential hopefuls. We have heard a whole lot about their policies with their manifestos, but George Afriyie’s own stands tall amongst his competitors,” Amoako is reported by Kotoko Express App to have told Otec FM.
“And we don’t endorse a candidate for endorsing sake. I George Amoako being the CEO of Kotoko has been given the mandate to endorse the candidature of George Afriyie,”
He continued: “So, we (Asante Kotoko) have endorsed George Afriyie and that will be same in the elections having been convinced by his policies with his manifesto.”
“The club have given me the mandate to endorse George Afriyie. And for that matter, his vote is with us.”
Medeama took to their official Twitter page to offer George Afriyie their “total” support because they “believe he is the man needed at the moment to take the wheel of Ghana FA”.
We believe he is the man needed at the moment to take the wheel of @ghanafaofficial
He has our total support in his quest to become the new face. pic.twitter.com/gY1MGCMLwd
— Medeama SC (@MedeamaSC) October 7, 2019
The elections have been slated for October 25.