Kurt Okraku has been elected the new Ghana Football Association President.
In a much tensed election, Kurt came out victorious over his competitors in a runoff beating close competitor George Afriyie.
He earned the trust of the 119 delegates who were confirmed to be present at the congress, polling votes from Premier League Clubs, Division one Clubs, Regional football Association heads, Women’s Football, Juvenile Football, Coaches Associations, Fusal, Beach Soccer Association, Schools and Colleges Sports Associations, Referee’s Association and the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana.
He secured 59 votes to emerge winner in the polls at the end of the second round after his close contender George Afriyie conceded defeat, however the process had to be completed for him to secure a required 50% plus 1 vote.
The election had to proceed for a second round where Amanda Clinton and George Ankomah Mensah who could not secure any vote were pulled out of the race. Fred Pappoe on the other hand withdrew from the race leaving the contest for three candidates thus George Afriyie, Kurt Okraku and Nana Yaw Amponsah.
After the second round, Kurt Okraku made further progression in his vote by accumulating 15 more votes to total his numbers to 59 as against George Afriyie’s 43 after the latter managed to scoop just 3 votes. Nana Yaw Amponsah on the other hand got his numbers reduced amassing 16 votes.
He will now head the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association.
IT IS COMING !!!! pic.twitter.com/8ADLW9uN1R
— Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku (@kurtokraku) October 25, 2019
The election of a new Ghana Football Association now paves way for football activities to officially begin after more than a year.
FULL RESULTS FIRST ROUND
Kurt Okraku- 44 votes
George Afriyie- 40 votes
Fred Pappoe- 6 votes
Nana Yaw Amponsah- 27 votes
Amanda Clinton -0
George Ankomah Mensah- 0
SECOND ROUND RESULTS:
Kurt Okraku-59 votes
George Afriyie-43 Votes
Nana Yaw Amponsah-16 votes
By Frank Darkwah