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03.10.2019 Football News

GFA Elections: Fred Pappoe Insists He Has 'Rich Experience' Than All The Candidates

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
GFA Elections: Fred Pappoe Insists He Has 'Rich Experience' Than All The Candidates
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Mr Fred Pappoe, a Ghana Football Association presidential hopeful has reiterated that he has much experience than all the candidates adding that he will rebrand football in the country by eradicating corruption in his administration.

The Accra Great Olympics Director is among the seven candidates vying for the country's football governing body high seat.

The Ghana FA high seat has been vacant since the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi in June 2018 following the airing of the ‘Number 12’ documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas that uncovered the rot in Ghana football.

According to the former GFA vice-president, his major policy as leader of the association would be to restore the image of Ghana football through rebranding.

“It is important to take the branding of Ghana football seriously after its image was dented by the Anas exposé and that is my topmost priority if I get the nod to lead the association,” he told Happy FM.

“We need to get the confidence of the private sector and that can only be done by making the GFA credible again in the eyes of the public and I’m focused on doing that through the eradication of corruption in our game,” He added.

Mr Pappoe, however, refused to accept the assertion that his other some of the candidates are ahead of him in terms of popularity among the delegates.

Quizzed if that scares him ahead of the elections, he said he was in a better position to win on October 25 since the delegates would vote based on who they felt could bring back hope in the administration of the sport.

“I don’t think any of my aspirants is ahead of me in terms of popularity among the delegates because it’s just a perception they are creating in the public domain.

"I have a rich experience than all of them. When you look at personality and experience, I stand tall among my opponents and I know the delegates are going to vote for someone they believe can bring back hope in the adjudication of the sport,” he confidently explained.

An Elective Congress is expected to be held on October 25 to elect a new president and Executive Council Members.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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