Kurt Okraku has been elected as the 24th president of the Ghana Football Association on Friday after three rounds of voting in an intriguing election in Accra in which he defeated former GFA vice-president George Afriyie.
Mr. Okraku, 48, was confirmed as president of the GFA after delegates voted 93 to 26 in favour of declaring him the winner of the election following Mr. Afriyie’s decision to concede defeat after two rounds of voting.
“I am really humbled for this unique opportunity,” Okraku said. “It is time for us to work, look into the future with hope and build a solid foundation.”
The Dreams Stars CEO had polled a total of 59 votes in the second ballot to Mr. Afriye’s 43 votes while Nana Yaw Amponsah came a distant third with 16 votes.
Mr. Okraku who will head the GFA for the next four years succeeds former president Kwesi Nyantakyi who was banned from all football-related activity after he was exposed in a corruption sting by renowned investigate journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
It is the first time the GFA will have a president other than Nyantakyi with a normalisation committee appointed by FIFA having been in charge of its affairs since Nyantakyi’s ban.