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‘I turned down Kotoko CEO job,’ claims George Afriyie

Former GFA second-in-command, George Afriyie says he turned down the opportunity to become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asante Kotoko some two years ago.

The experienced football administrator was heavily linked to the Porcupine Warriors’ job after Life Patron Otumfuo Osei Tutu II constituted the current Board to steer the direction of the club in mid-2020.

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At the time, George Afriyie was rumoured as a favourite of Board Chairman Dr. Kwame Kyei before current Chief Executive Nana Yaw Amponsah emerged and eventually received the nod.

More than two years on, Mr. Afriyie has revealed that indeed he was contacted about presenting his credentials before the Board but he had to opt against the move because he was not ready for the job.

“I was invited by the current Kotoko Board to be interviewed and be offered the CEO position. At the time, I said ‘no, I’m not ready.’

“If you are offered any position at a time, you look at whether you are ready for it or not. So at the time, honestly, I wasn’t ready at all,” he told Untold Stories TV GH.

Asked whether he would want to consider the role in the future, the owner of Division One side Planners FC stated: “No, for now, I have moved beyond it.”

“I am doing my own thing and I am satisfied with what I am doing,” George Afriyie added.

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