Wednesday, 08 July

Kurt Okraku leads GFA

Sports News
Dreams FC Executive Director Kurt Ookraku

The Executive Director of Dreams FC Mr Kurt E. S. Okraku has been elected as the President of the Ghana Football Association after two rounds of voting.

A former Vice-President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr George Afriyie, who polled 43 votes to trail behind Mr Okraku’s 59 – exactly 50 per cent of votes out of 118 ballots, conceded in the run-off to avoid a third vote at the ongoing GFA Congress at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.

A third candidate in the run-off, Nana Yaw Amponsah, could manage just 16 votes.

In the first round of voting, two of the six candidates, Amanda Clinton and George Ankomah Mensah, both lawyers, had zero votes.

Another candidate, Fred Pappoe, polled six votes.

In that round, the top three had the following: Kurt Okraku – 44 votes, George Afriyie – 40 votes and Nana Yaw Amponsah – 27.

Once officially declared the winner of the poll, Mr Okraku will replace Mr Kwasi Nyantakyi who resigned after he was caught allegedly taking a bribe in investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number 12 undercover documentary.