Ashgold CEO Fianoo wins GFA Exco seat
Accra, Sep. 20, GNA – Kudjoe Fianoo, Chief Executive Officer of Obuasi Ashantigold emerged winner of the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) elections held on Thursday at the Association's secretariat.
The poll decided by 16 clubs in the premier league saw Fianoo gaining 10 votes, representing 62.5 per cent of the total vote cast. Kwame Baah-Nuako of Asante Kotoko polled four votes representing 25 per cent whilst John Frederick Mensah of Ebusua Dwarfs garnered two votes totaling 12.5 percent.
The seat, meant for the six representatives of the elite division was left vacant following the demise Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, an official of Asante Kotoko. Owusu-Ansah, a former Vice Chairman of the GFA who passed away last June after a short illness.
Asante Kotoko presented Baah-Nuako, a lecturer at the University of Ghana to replace Owusu-Ansah on the most powerful committee in Ghana football but he was toppled by Fianoo, who missed out narrowly during the main elections in 2011.
The Ashantigold CEO was declared winner by Alexander Poku-Akubia, Greater Accra Regional Director of the Electoral Commission after counting of votes.
A member of the previous Executive Committee, Fianoo will serve till 2015.
With smiles all over his face, he told GNA Sports “We corrected our mistakes this time round. I have been there before and will do my best to the development of Ghana football.” The other representatives of the premier league include Fred Crentsil (Hearts of Oak), Felix Ansong (Liberty Professionals), Moses Armah (Medeama) and Emmanuel Kyeremeh (Berekum Chelsea).