Appoint Stephen Appiah for GFA president – Kelvynboy
Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah should be named president of the Ghana Football Association, according to Ghanaian Afrobeat musician Kelvynboy. The country is still in mourning over the Black Stars’ heartbreaking elimination from the 2024 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
Kelvynboy’s remarks coincide with demands for the dissolution of the GFA, the organisation in charge of managing professional football in the nation, in the wake of the Black Stars’ largely dismal performance.
Kelvynboy took to Twitter to join the calls for GFA president Stephen Appiah, who represented Ghana in a number of capacities from 1995 until his retirement in 2015.
“Stephen Appiah for GFA president,” he shared.
A variety of users responded to his post; some suggested candidates for the role, while others agreed with him.
In the meantime, after Ghana lost all three of their games in the group stage of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) fired Black Stars coach Chris Hughton and his technical staff.
Stephen Appiah for GFA president 🤞🏾
— Trendiest 💫 (@kelvynboymusic_) January 23, 2024
In the last group match, Ghana needed to defeat Mozambique, but instead gave up two goals in extra time to draw 2-2 and lose.
The GFA promised to make the Black Stars’ future plans public shortly. The decision has been praised by some Ghanaians, while others have demanded that the GFA members resign.
After nearly a year in charge, Chris Hughton had a record of four victories, four draws, and four defeats as Ghana’s coach.