Former Vice President of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie has chronicled the reason why he is not ready to become the Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko at the moment.

The President of Okyeman Planners Athletic Club has been linked with the job ever since the position became vacant after Manhyia dissolved the last management team.

Reports from some media quarters claimed that George Afriyie and Nana Yaw Amponsah were being considered, but the former Vice President of the GFA has come out boldly to exempt himself from the race.

Below is a press statement from George Afriyie detailing his reasons for exempting himself:

“I am blessed to have personal relationships with His Royal Majesty “The Wise King” Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Board Chairman Dr. Kwame Kyei.

“They are truly priceless. I am also fortunate to share such an unbreakable bond with some part of the Kotoko fraternity.

“In the aftermath of the GFA Presidential elections, I received several calls from Kotoko faithful and followers urging me to consider taking up the position of the CEO of the club. I still continue to receive such calls and messages on a daily basis.”

“Kotoko is a great club and would want to serve one day. But, I want to state that I have currently taken up a commitment which would not permit me to take up the role.”

“I urge all (both the media and the sporting public) to respect the decision of the Great One – Otumfou Osei Tutu II, who in his wisdom has appointed the board to enact policies and steer the affairs of the club.”

“I am of the strong conviction that the board is made up of highly competent individuals who have unquestionable expertise to make the right choices for the club,” Mr. Afriyie said in a statement.