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25.10.2019 General News

Akufo-Addo Congratulates New GFA President

By News Desk
Akufo-Addo Congratulates New GFA President
OCT 25, 2019 GENERAL NEWS

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated the newly elected president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt E. S. Okraku.

Kurt Okraku was given the nod to lead the GFA in Accra today, Friday.

Akufo-Addo congratulated the newly elected GFA president on Twitter.

He urged the nation to rally behind the vision of the new GFA boss for the development of football in the country.

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 had 40 votes in the first round improved to 43 votes but was still well behind Kurt Okraku.

Nana Yaw Amponsah saw his votes tally fall 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 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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