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Perspicacious Kurt Okraku elected new Ghana FA President Featured
25 Oct

Perspicacious Kurt Okraku elected new Ghana FA President

The former Executive Committee member of the Ghana FA is the new boss of the Ghana Football Association after the 2019 Ghana FA Presidential Election in Accra.

Dreams FC executive director, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku has been voted in as the new President of the Ghana Football Association for the next four years.
 
He won the first contest after polling 44 votes against George Afriyie who had 40 with Nana Yaw Amponsah and Fred Pappoe bagging 27 and 6 votes respectively with Amanda Clinton and George Ankamah failed to grab a vote.
 
In the second round, the former Hearts of Oak communication team member had 59 votes against his competitors George Afriyie and Nana Yaw Amponsah amassing 43 and 16 votes respectively.
 
Former Ghana Football Association vice president, George Afriyie conceded defeat ahead of the third round of the election.
 
Mr. Kurt Okraku was elected as the new boss of the Ghana Football Association after polling 93 votes of YES as against 26 delegates opting NO.
 
An earlier injunction requested by Wilfred Kweku Osei Palmer with an attempt to halt the election was rejected by the Court of Arbitration of Sports on Friday Morning.
 
The 2019 Ghana FA Presidential Election took place during the Extraordinary Congress of the GFA at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.
 
The GFA Elective Congress was graced by several personalities including a delegation from FIFA comprising of Luka Nikolas and Solomon Mudege.
 
He will be running the highest office of the country's football governing body until 2023.
 
Okraku holds Bachelor of Arts (BA), Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Ghana and a Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
 
He obtained a Master degree of Business Administration (MBA), Football Industry from the University of Liverpool.