Per the GFA Statutes in accordance with Article 30.3, the president has the right to appoint his vice. So Kwesi Nyantakyi exercised his right by naming George Afriyie as second-in-command in 2015.
But Afriyie's appointment wouldn't have been possible had Nyantakyi not defied several warnings, including death threats from close friends.
“Someone sent a text to Nyantakyi which said, ‘If you appoint George Afriyie as your vice, you will die within two years.'” Afriyie said in an interview on GTV on Wednesday.
"The president showed the message to a few people but he never showed it to me, but the good people he showed to told him I could never hurt a fly.
Since that incident, every time I go on my knees to pray, I ask God to protect Nyantakyi.” George said, voice breaking, and tears streaming down his face.
There have been recent rifts among the two leaders of with Nyantakyi loyalists claiming that Afriyie had been plotting to undermine him - a claim the latter fraction has denied.
Despite these claims, Nyantakyi went ahead to propose to CAF to appoint Afriyie to serve on the Africa Cup of Nations committee.
And it is believed Nyantakyi has thrown his weight behind George to succeed him after the former Chief Executive Officer of Accra Great Olympics declared his intention to contest for the GFA post in 2019.
Watch George Afriyie's interview on GTV below
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