Veteran football administrator Kofi Manu is unhappy about comments made by Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku which labels discerning views as enemies.
The Ghana Football Association President’s comments has left many in the football fraternity embittered with many of his supporters during the 2019 elections voicing their regrets for their support.
Okraku told Accra-based Joy FM last week that he cannot work with people who do not believe in his leadership regardless of their worth of experience and knowledge about the game.
The ex-Dreams FC capo was reacting to the machinations leading to the resignation of erstwhile Acting Head of Communications for the GFA Tamimu Issah.
And, experienced football administrator Kofi Manu has lashed out at the GFA President.
“Has Kurt Okraku forgotten the skirmishes and the work we put in on the eve of the elections? I always say that we don’t have bad leaders but we have bad advisors. It is an unfortunate statement so the Kurt Okraku I know should come out and apologise to the football fraternity. This is not a partisan political forum. This is an association. So when members vote for you to become the leader you don’t look at the others candidates as your enemies,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.
“Kurt should know that he is just a lucky person because at the time we were struggling he was not part of the process. So if he has come and he is enjoying he shouldn’t behave the way he is behaving. It is just unfortunate. Palmer was disqualified. So all Palmer supporters we had to mobilise and thought that between Kurt and George Kurt would be a better leader based on some utterances of George Afriyie during the campaign time,” he added.
“So when people decide to give you that support and you treat them like this its problematic. He is aware that he couldn’t have won without us. I have respected George Afriyie today for the statement he has released. That is the sign of a matured leader. We have all been let down by Kurt Okraku,” he concluded.
Okraku assumed office as Ghana FA President on November 17, 2019 after emerging winner of the GFA Presidential elections with his closest rival George Afriyie conceding defeat at the end of the second round.
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