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Ghana FA member Afriyie hits back at Zak Ansah’s father

Published on: 13 June 2012

By Patrick Akoto

Ghana’s Under-20 Management Committee Chairman George Afriyie has hit back at Zak Ansah’s father for questioning the organizational skills of the GFA.

The father of the 18-year-old went ballistic and accused the FA for the poor manner his son was invited for the justify your inclusion exercise of the Black Satellites.

He questioned the procedure and accused them of gross incompetence after claiming his son was not notified over the invitation.

But the FA’s Executive Committee member did not take kindly to the comments and jabbed the head of the Ansah family.

“I don’t think the man knows what he is talking about and it is very unfortunate for him to jump to radio stations to talk the way he’s talking,” Afriyie told Accra-based Happy FM

“We know the rules and so we notified their respective clubs. We will not wake up from the blue and put names of players on the GFA’s website without going through the due process.

“The young chap is 18 years and so we don’t need his father’s permission to invite him. It doesn’t work that way anywhere in the world.

“If he (Zak Ansah) come to play for the national team and gets money, would he give it to me or President Kwesi Nyantakyi?,"  he asked angrily

“If he thinks the way things were done in the past is the same today, then I am sorry but we know our work.”

Having signed a professional deal with the Club shortly after his 17th birthday, Zak has come a long way in a short space of time.

The pacy forward registered 16 appearances for the second string last term.

The exercise is to afford the technical team a rare opportunity to work closely with the players who are predominantly based in Europe for possible selection to join the local stars for the African Youth Championships qualifier against Uganda.

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