I am confident Kurt Okraku will succeed as GFA president - Kwesi Nyantakyi

Football News I am confident Kurt Okraku will succeed as GFA president - Kwesi Nyantakyi
APR 3, 2024 LISTEN

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has expressed his confidence in current leader Kurt Okraku's capabilities, provided he receives robust support from all stakeholders to carry out his duties effectively.

Okraku's administration has faced considerable criticism, particularly following the underwhelming performances of the Black Stars in recent tournaments, leading to protests like the Save Ghana Football movement in February.

Speaking to 3Sports, Nyantakyi affirmed his belief in Okraku's potential to elevate Ghana's football status on the global stage.

"He is capable, he just needs assistance. Everyone should lend him a hand. During elections, various tasks and candidates emerge, but let's unite behind the majority-elected individual and offer the necessary support to achieve our common goal," Nyantakyi stated.

"Our collective objective is to see our national teams thrive, foster grassroots football, enhance both men's and women's football, and ensure overall success. Let's back him, and I have no doubt that with support, he will thrive," he added.

Despite Okraku's tenure witnessing commendable performances from the Women's National Team and youth squads, there's a consensus within the GFA regarding the imperative need for improvement, particularly concerning the Black Stars.

Attention is now firmly fixed on rejuvenating the Black Stars' fortunes, especially with the upcoming 2025 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2026 World Cup. Ghana's aspiration for an AFCON title remains unfulfilled for 42 years, making it a significant concern for many stakeholders.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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