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15.12.2020 Sports News

Vetting of candidates for GHALCA elections scheduled for Wednesday

By Elizabeth Alhassan
Vetting of candidates for GHALCA elections scheduled for Wednesday
LISTEN DEC 15, 2020

Candidates contesting for various positions at the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) elections will undergo a vetting process on Wednesday, December 16.

The selection panel of the club's umbrella body has confirmed that incumbent Kudjoe Fianoo and challenger Isaac Koomson will be vetted to become formal candidates after the close of nominations.

Fianoo, who is the overwhelming favourite to clock his second term, is being challenged by policeman Isaac Koomson.

Koomson - a former GHALCA vice-chairman lost to Mr Fianoo in the last election four years ago.

Many had anticipated that Mr Fianoo would contest unopposed before Koomson threw himself into the race.

Vice-chairman Alex Ackumey is surprisingly being challenged by Ebusua Dwarfs John Ansah - who is gunning for another seat on the GHALCA council after spending eight solid years as a Premier League representative.

Ansah has completed his two-term mandate but shockingly keen to remain on the council for another four years to complete an astonishing 12-year period- a move which has been heavily criticized.

Its' widely believed that he has the full backing of Ghana Football Association boss, Kurt Okraku to unseat Alex Ackumey which could further polarize the football space.

Liberty Professionals Chief Executive Officer, Linda Ansong will contest as a Treasurer against Justice Boison.

West African Football Academy (WAFA) operations manager, George Ofosuhene is seeking another term as a Premier League representative on the council.

He also has to beat former Asante Kotoko official, Edmund Ackah as well as King Faisal sporting director Nana Amankwah.

Two will be elected onto the council.
Chief Executive Officer of Danbort FC, Eugene Nobel Noel, and Felix Bewu of Heart of Lions will compete for one of the slots as representative of the National Division One.

Eugene Jacquaye is also contesting a seat on the council against Emmanuel Opoku as representative of Division two.

Edna Quagrin and Anita Wiredu will also be contesting for one slot on the council.

The candidates will undergo integrity checks by the election committee and have their nomination papers scrutinized by the oversight panel.

The election panel expects to ‘formally audit and declare the candidates who are eligible for the office of GHALCA.

The election has been scheduled for January 21, 2021, in Accra.

The selection panel has former Ghana FA vice-president, Fred Pappoe as chairman with Inter Allies vice-president Delali Senaye and Enam Dzakpasu as members and Oduro Nyarko as member secretary.

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