The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Vice-president George Akwasi Afriyie has been appointed as a member of Confedration of Africa Football (CAF) organizing committee for Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Tourneys.
This was confirmed on Wednesday after he was invited to CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
He was sworn into office by Amaju Pinnick of Nigeria, Chairman of the Committee at the CAF Headoffice.
Afriyie, will serve a four-year term in office, as he will contribute in the planning and execution of the continent’s flagship football competition.
He will work with South Africa FA President Danny Jordaan who is the first vice-president of the committee and Zimbabwe FA Chief Phillip Chiyangwa also working as the second vice-president.
Afriyie, is the first Ghanaian to gain a major CAF appointment following the rise of Ahmad Ahmad as the president of the organisation assisted by Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi.
It is likely more Ghanaians will gain appointments to work with CAF in the regym of President Ahmad Ahmad.