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“INVEST IN FACILITIES”- STEPHEN APPIAH URGES GFA ASPIRANTS

Former captain of the Ghana national football team, Stephen Appiah, has urged the next Ghana Football Association executives to invest heavily in football playing facilities across the country.

Football people will go to the polls on October 25 to elect a new GFA President and Executive Council members to replace the previous administration which was brought to its knees by a documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas which exposed widespread corruption in Ghana football.

“I think they have to invest [in facilities]. If you have England try to build thousand new pitches despite all the facilities they already have, that means they know what football is giving them.

“We know what football has done for this country and yet, there’s no enough investment in facilities.

“I quite remember when I was playing in Italy, the Europeans didn’t know how to pronounce Ghana; they use to refer to it as Guyana. But after the 2006 world cup, everyone now knows the country Ghana,” Appiah told Newsmen.

George Afriyie, Fred Pappoe, Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer, Kurt Okraku, Nana Yaw Amponsah, George Ankomah Mensah and Amanda Clinton have all filed to contest for the elections to become the next GFA President.

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