Kurt E.S Okraku Elected As GFA President

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Mr Kurt E.S Okraku has been elected as president of the Ghana Football Association.

Mr Okraku secured  votes in the third round of the elections which was held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.

The astute football administrator and former sports journalist secured 44 votes in the first round of voting with George Afriyie coming close with 40 votes while Nana Yaw Amponsah and Fred Pappoe got 27 and 6 votes respectively.

In the second round of the elections Mr Kurt Okraku missed the required 50% plus one by just two votes after he secured 59 votes whiles George Afriyie got 43 votes with Nana Yaw Amponsah also earning 16 votes.

The election was then thrown into a third round of voting in accordance with the GFA Statutes and to elect a winner who can cross the 50 plus one mark.

Mr George Afriyie however announced his decision to pull out from the race and congratulated Mr Kurt Okraku.

However, a third round of voting was held with Mr Kurt Okraku as the sole candidate which saw him secure 93 votes to emerge as the winner of the elections.

Story : Kofi Gyekye Tuffour

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