Kurt Okraku Set To Run Uncontested For GFA Presidency

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The sitting President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, is poised to run unopposed for the presidency in the forthcoming GFA elections.

This follows the dismissal of an appeal filed by his contender, George Afriyie, regarding his disqualification from the race.

Earlier this September, Afriyie, who previously held the position of Vice President of GFA, was kicked out of the race by the Elections Committee for failing to secure the requisite number of candidate endorsements from GFA members.

One of the endorsers, Jeffery Asare, who was listed as a Director at Victory Club Warriors FC was determined to be unqualified since he did not hold that position as had been indicated on the forms, as reported by the committee.

Afriyie consequently filed an appeal, claiming a breach of certain provisions in his disqualification. According to him, his candidature had been endorsed by six GFA members and Article 8(3) of the GFA regulations on elections had not been applied.

He also claimed that the panel at his vetting consisted of six members instead of the mandated five.

The Appeals Committee however still maintained that only five of the endorsements on his form were qualified and that the sixth member on the panel during the vetting was not essentially a panelist but legal counsel.

Due to Afriyie’s disqualification, Kurt Okraku remains the only man standing to contest for the presidency during the elections, increasing his chances of securing a second term as the association’s president.

Source Agyei Kwarteng Mensah

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