President of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to support the newly elected president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt E.S Okraku to realise his vision for the growth and development of football in Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo said this, when he took to his Twitter handle to congratulate the new GFA president.
“Football remains the passion of our nation, and I urge all to rally behind him in realising his vision for the growth and development of Ghana football”, the president twitted.
He also congratulated president Kurt E.S Okraku on his elections following a seemingly tight contest which went into a third round on Friday, October 25.
“I extend warm congratulations to Mr. Kurt E. S. Okraku on his election as the 24th President of the Ghana Football Association. He has earned the confidence and trust of the football fraternity, and his victory is well-deserved”, Mr. Akufo-Addo added.
Kurt Okraku has succeeded Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
He was elected to the helm of the local football governing body by 120 delegates at the GFA Elective Congress in Accra on Friday.
He becomes the 24th President in GFA’s 62-year history and will serve for the next four years.
Kurt was one of six candidates who stood for the GFA presidency and won the election in the third ballot with a total of 93 votes.
He stood unpoosed in the third round after his closest rival George Afriyie pulled out of the race