08.07.2020 Football News

GFA Boss Kurt Okraku Not Interested In Comparison With Kwesi Nyantakyi

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
GFA Boss Kurt Okraku Not Interested In Comparison With Kwesi Nyantakyi
LISTEN JUL 8, 2020

Mr Kurt Okraku, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has quashed an attempt to compare his administration to that of his predecessor.

The former Dreams FC Executive Chairman was elected as the new Ghana FA boss in October 2019.

However, Mr Okraku's first year in office has been rocked by the outbreak of the coronavirus which has led to the cancellation of the domestic football season.

His predecessor, Kwesi Nyantakyi, was in charge of the country's football governing body from 2005 until 2018.

The former CAF 1st vice-chairman was forced to resign after he was caught on tape in the Anas documentary on corruption in football in the country.

Despite the criticisms, Mr Nyantakyi's administration led Ghana made to three editions of the FIFA World Cup and won the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

When asked to compare and contrast his short tenure with that of his predecessor Okraku chose to stay neutral on the matter.

“I am not one who is interested in comparisons.

"Kwesi Nyantakyi served for a long time and did his part and so did Dr Kofi Amoah and the Normalisation Committee.

“There is a lot of work ahead of us to be done.

“We hope that by God’s grace we will have the strength to achieve our targets,” he disclosed on the sidelines of the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Youth Employment Agency and the National Sports Authority.

Following the cancellation of the football season, the GFA’s Executive Council is expected to meet soon to decide on what steps to take next regarding the future of football in the country.

However, Mr Nyantakyiis currently serving an infinite ban from all football activities placed on him by FIFA.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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