JUST IN: Kurt Okraku is new GFA President

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Dreams FC owner and Chairman for the MTN FA Cup Committee, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku has been elected the new President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after a marathon round of voting.

The newly elected president took a giant step in the first round of voting as he gained 44 votes with his close competitor, George Afriyie polling 40 votes . 

In accordance with the GFA regulations governing elections, the race was to be settled with a second round of vote with the eventual winner, winning by 60+ 1 votes. 

The contest which was between six aspirants, had both Lawyer Amanda Clinton and Yaw Ankomah recording zero votes while former GFA Vice President, also secured only six votes. Thus, the three personalities, withdrawing from the race. 

The second round of voting which was contested between, George Afriyie, Kurt Okraku and Nana Yaw Amponsah also failed to produce a winner with the 60+1 votes, as Kurt maintained the lead with 59 votes. 

After various consultations, the former GFA vice Capo, George Afriyie, threw in the towel with 43 votes, allowing Kurt to be named the new FA President. 

The former executive committee member will lead the revamped Football Association for the next four years.

The election was monitored by an official from the world’s football governing body, FIFA.

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