The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku is optimistic of retaining his seat when the association go to polls in October this year
Kurt Okraku was elected the GFA President in October, 2019 after three rounds of voting.
It was a competition between himself, George Afriyie and Nana Yaw Amponsah of Asante Kotoko fame but the Liverpool trainer won the race in the third round after George Afriyie had pulled out in the final round.
And with five months to election, Kurt Okraku believes he has served Ghana football diligently and must be given another four-year mandate to lead the country’s football circle.
“Football will speak just like it did in 2019,” Okraku told Super Sport.
“What I know for a fact is that we have served football to the best of our ability. We were told in the classroom that there’s 24 hours in a day, but football has taught has that there’s more than 24 hours in a day. And we have worked more than 24 hours in a day.”
Under his tenure as GFA President, Kurt Okraku has been able to secure headline sponsors for the Ghana Premier League, Women’s Premier League and the Division One league.
He is currently the President of West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B.
Kurt Okraku was re-elected as President of WAFU Zone B in October, 2022 during an elective Congress in Ivory Coast.
The election was part of the agenda at the 15th General Assembly of WAFU Zone B which was held in Abidjan on October 15, 2022.
Mr. Okraku went unopposed as there was no one who filed to contest him for the position he has previously held since May 2021 after taking over from Djibrilla Hima Hamidou who stepped down.