• Former GFA 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.
Dreams FC Executive Chairman Kurt E.S Okraku has etched his name into the folklore of the Ghana football after emerging victorious in the 2019 Ghana Football Association (GFA) elections on Friday.
The vociferous football administrator defied all odds to become the 23rd president of the Football Association when he defeated hot favourite George Afriyie after two rounds of voting.
Mr. Okraku has been voted in as the new President of the Ghana Football Association for the next four years.
HE SUCCEEDS FORMER PRESIDENT KWESI NYANTAKYI WHO WAS BANNED FROM ALL FOOTBALL-RELATED ACTIVITIES FOLLOWING HIS INVOLVEMENT IN ANAS EXPOSE VIDEO TITLED "NUMBER 12". IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 13 YEARS THAT THE GFA HAVE HAD A PRESIDENT OTHER THAN KWESI NYANTAKYI.
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 GFA 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.
He succeeds former president Kwesi Nyantakyi who was banned from all football-related activities following his involvement in Anas expose video titled "Number 12". It is the first time in over 13 years that the GFA have had a President other than Kwesi Nyantakyi.
Check out the full list of GFA’s past Chairmen/Presidents below;
1. OHENE DJAN
2. H.P. NYEMETEI
3. NANA FREDUA MENSAH
4. HENRY DJABA
5. MAJOR GEN. R.E.A KOTEI
6. COL. BREW GRAVES
7. GEORGE LAMPTEY
8. MAJ. O.O. ASIAMAH
9. I.R. ABOAGYE
10. SAM OKYERE
11. S. K. MAINOO