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21.12.2005 Football News

Anagblah wins Greater Accra RFA presidency

By GNA
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Accra, Dec 21, GNA - Jordan Anagblah staged a remarkable comeback to win the round-off of the presidency of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association (RFA) after trailing Eddy Doku Commey, the incumbent RFA Chairman in the first round.

Anagblah with the odds against him, however pulled 58 votes representing 52.72 per cent of the votes cast in the second round to beat Commey, who pulled 52 votes representing 47.27 per cent. In a tight first round election, which saw Emmanuel Armah one of the contestants pull out at the last minute, Commey won with 55 votes with Anagblah following in a close second with 54 votes whilst Fred Debrah came a distant third with two votes and had to drop out of the race. The Jordan team intensified their campaign during the break before the second round and appeared to have swayed late voters who were not around for the first round to their side.

After the announcement of the second round results, Anagblah who appeared overwhelmed by his last minute turn around, started gasping for breath amidst tears rolling down his cheeks, prompting his supporters to quickly rush him out to resuscitate him with water.

After cooling down later, Jordan appeared before the delegates and thanked them for their votes and promised not to let them down. Anagblah then dedicated his victory to his late son, Elikem Anagblah who passed away somewhere last year.

Later in an interview with the GNA Sports, Anagblah said his number one priority is to revitalise Colts football in all the districts under his jurisdiction.

"Presently most of the Districts do not have any soccer clubs and that is greatly hampering the development of the game. "After I have laid the solid structures for the game to take off in the Districts I will from then turn my attention onto the Second Division clubs"

"The first thing I will tackle with the second division teams is the exorbitant fees being charged presently as fines". 21 Dec 05

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