Mr Kurt E.S. Okraku has been elected as the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
He was elected at the GFA Extraordinary Congress on Friday, October 25, 2019 in Accra, Ghana.
He will serve an initial four-year term, and another four-year term, if re-elected.
The election was forced into round two (2) after the candidates failed the poll 50%+1 vote; Kurt Okraku amassed 44, George Afriyie polled 40, Nana Yaw had 27, Fred Pappoe polled 6 votes, while George Ankamah Mensah and Amanda Clinton had no vote(s).
Fred Pappoe polled out of the race before the commencement of the second round balloting, while George Ankamah Mensah and Amanda Clinton were eventually disqualified after polling no vote at the first round.
Kurt Okraku faced competition from George Afriyie, and Nana Yaw Amponsah in the second round.
Kurt won the race with 93 votes (96.9%), following the final balloting.
In his thanksgiving speech he noted that “it is time for us to work. It is time for us to look into the future. We will celebrate this victory today, tomorrow works begins.”
He worked as the General Secretary of (GHALCA). In 2009, he formed his own club Dreams FC. He was also the committee Chairman of the MTN FA Cup
In a related development, the Ghana Football Association’s Congress has voted to increase the number of participating teams in the Premier League for the 2019/2020 season to 18 clubs.
By the decision of Congress, Great Olympics and King Faisal will participate in the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League. Meanwhile Sporting Mirren who will also play in to the Division One League for that season.
Congress also agreed to officially abrogate the 2017/2018 football season which was truncated after the Number 12 investigative documentary was aired.