George Afriyie has confirmed that his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has been dismissed following his disqualification from the 2023 Ghana Football Association presidential election.

CAS has upheld the Election Committee’s decision, confirming Kurt Okraku’s unopposed election as the GFA President.

The former GFA Vice President was disqualified due to his inability to secure the necessary number of endorsements from GFA members for his candidacy.

The Committee used Jeffrey Asare, an unqualified individual, to endorse his nomination forms, which were later discovered to be unrelated to his role as a Director at Victory Club Warriors FC.

Afriyie’s appeal was rejected, causing him to seek arbitration with the Swiss-based international body responsible for resolving sport-related disputes.

In a statement, Afriyie acknowledged the CAS decision, stating, “I have today received the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) regarding my appeal against the Decision of the Elections Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

“The CAS, in their decision, have upheld the decision of the Elections Committee of the GFA. I take the decision in good faith. I express my sincere gratitude to everyone who supported me during this period.”

The case, which began in September 2023, has reached its conclusion with the CAS ruling.

Source: Ghana/ Kobby Quarshie