Afriyie reveals Nyantakyi prevented him from interfering with player selection

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Former (GFA) vice president George Afriyie has revealed that former president Kwesi Nyantakyi warned him not to ever interfere in any coach's work.

During his previous GFA administration, he claimed that it was difficult to persuade any coach to select specific players because his boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, would never allow it.

“I was the chairman of the national U20, the . Maxwell Konadu [the then-coach] submitted a list[squad] for a game against . In the list, I questioned Maxwell on why player A wasn't in the squad at the expense of another player. I tried to push further by suggesting to Maxwell whom to select but he reported me to Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi (The then-GFA president).

“Kwesi Nyantakyi called and told me the job of a management Committee chairman was not to impose a player on a coach which I tried to challenge due to the calibre of players I was making a case for.

“However, he[Nyantakyi] told me it wasn't my job to do that but to rather allow the coach to do his job independently so that he can be fired when he fails. I never commented on a player since then,” he narrated

Afriyie's revelation comes as the Ghanaian football fraternity continues to grapple with allegations of interference in team selection.

Recently, former defender, John Paintsil, accused some GFA officials of influencing national team call-ups based on personal interests.

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