Kurt Okraku sworn in as GFA President

Kurt Okraku sworn in as GFA President

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Chief Executive Officer of Dreams FC, Kurt E.S Okraku has been sworn in as the new president of the Ghana Football Association.

Kurt now fills the vacant GFA Presidential seat previously occupied by Kwesi Nyantakyi who left office in 2018 after he was implicated in the corruption exposé in Ghana football by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Okraku led the elections from the very first to the last round. In the first round, he had 44 votes.

He polled 59 votes in the second round needing just one vote to win the elections.

George Afriyie, who polled 40 votes in the first round improved to 43 votes but was still well behind Kurt Okraku.

Nana Yaw Amponsah saw his votes tally slashed from 27 in the first round to 16 in the second.

However, as delegates were voting in the third round, George Afriyie conceded, saying he was “a unifier and a team player who works for football.”

In the third round, Okraku was endorsed by 93 delegates.

Kurt Okraku thus becomes the 7th GFA President since 1992 and the 24th in the Association’s history.

Kurt Okraku will now serve a maximum of two four-year terms in office following the adoption of the new statutes of the GFA at September’s Extraordinary Congress

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The new statutes were approved with an almost unanimous endorsement from the delegates.

The newly elected Executive Council members were also sworn into office with the new president of the Ghana Football Association.

Source: citinewsroom.com

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