Kurt Okraku Swears in as the New GFA Boss


Kurt Okraku has swore in as the New President of the Ghana Football Association, taking over Kwesi Nyantakyi after being elected as the President of the Ghana Football Association after George Afriyie conceded defeat before the 3rd round.

The Dreams FC CEO pulled 59 votes, his highest contender George Afriyie earned 43 votes in the 2nd round of elections whilst Nana Yaw Amponsah bagged 16 votes.

The Normalization Committee (NC) in charge of the elections still went ahead of the 3rd round although the rest of the candidates have stepped down leaving Kurk Okraku. He would still need the approval of over 50% plus 1 votes from the delegates to become president.

In round, the election saw Kurt Okraku leading with 44 votes as former Vice President of GFA George Afriyie earning 40 votes.

Nana Yaw Amponsah who won many hearts following his brilliant performance at the debate had 27 votes, while Fred Pappoe managed 6 votes. The only female amongst the contestants, Amanda Clinton and Lawyer George Ankomah bagged no vote.

Prior to the elections, there were the Regional Football Associations and Executive Council elections with some shocking results giving credence to the famous ‘fear delegates’ quote.

A potential injunction was hanging around the elections but just this morning, the Court of Arbitration for Sports, released a statement rejecting an appeal of injunction by disqualified candidate Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer.

The position of GFA President has been vacant since 2018 when Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned following damning revelations in an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

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