Medeama board chairman Dr Toni Aubynn has withdrawn from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential race, opting to fight for a place on the Executive Council, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.
In what has been largely tagged as a “smart” move, the hugely respected corporate titan will battle for one of the five slots from the Premier League on the 12-member Executive Council.
Dr Aubynn confirmed last week he was making widespread consultation to throw himself into the presidential race amid a massive clarion call for a new face and brand to lead Ghana football
However, the business development guru has opted to go for a place on the Executive Council after consulting widely on his ‘realistic’ chances of becoming the leader of Ghanaian football.
While his competence and brand required to turn Ghana football around is not in doubt, he feels he will better served on the Council due to the dynamics of the local elective congress.
The decision has been widely hailed as a ‘smart’ one and will be a key addition to the Executive Council if he secures a seat.