Kurt Okraku Launches Bid for Re-Election as Ghana Football Association President

Accra, August 11, 2023: Kurt Okraku, the incumbent president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has officially submitted his nomination to vie for re-election in the upcoming presidential race. Okraku, who currently holds the esteemed position, aims to continue steering the trajectory of Ghanaian football towards greater heights.

Okraku’s decision to seek re-election comes as his first term as GFA president nears its conclusion in October of this year. Having assumed office in October 2019, he emerged victorious in a closely contested election, prevailing over George Afriyie and four other contenders.

Addressing the press shortly after filing his nomination on Friday, August 11, Okraku reiterated his unwavering commitment to advancing the realm of Ghana football. He acknowledged the challenges that the sport has faced in the past, emphasizing the current resurgence and asserting his role in safeguarding its progress.

“Ghana football has faced its share of trials and tribulations, but we are witnessing an upward trajectory. I can confidently assert that Ghana football is in capable hands, and I am honored to be entrusted with that responsibility,” Okraku stated.

He expressed his receptiveness to collaboration and constructive input from fellow football administrators, particularly those from opposing factions. Okraku stressed the significance of unity and collective effort in driving Ghanaian football to its rightful place on the global stage.

“I invite administrators from all corners to join forces with me to realize our shared vision. Together, we can elevate our football to unprecedented levels of excellence. I wholeheartedly welcome diverse perspectives to contribute to the betterment of our beloved sport,” he added.

The GFA’s highly anticipated Elective Congress is slated to convene on September 27 in Tamale. As the date approaches, the football community eagerly awaits the outcome of the elections, which will determine the stewardship of Ghana football for the next phase of growth and development.

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