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Four years not enough to judge Kurt Okraku – Nick Owusu asserts

Nick Owusu believes four years is not enough for any FA president to make meaningful impact

A Safety and Security Officer with the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Nick Owusu averred that judging the current GFA president Kurt Okraku on the basis of his one term tenure is unfair.

He believes the GFA boss needs another mandate at the presidency before a fair justification and scrutiny of his administration becomes relevant.

Nick who has over six years’ experience in safety and security issues, covering games and tournaments for both CAF and FIFA was speaking on Accra-based Angel FM Wednesday, July 26, 2023, when he made the comments.

Nick Owusu sited in the studios of Angel FM, Accra

According to the FIFA and CAF’s appointee, unlike other countries where FA presidents have ample time to roll out their ideas and ensure seamless development the same cannot be said about Mr. Okraku because two out of his four-year mandate were shortfall by the deadly coronavirus disease that hit the world in 2019.

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To that effect he calls for re-electing Kurt Okraku in the next GFA election after his four-year term expires at the end of 2023 for continuity and stability.

“President Kurt Okraku he should be maintained as the FA president for stability, for us to be able to see some of the fruits of his undertaking policies and for those who are critical of him to have a better basis to judge him as one may say in his first term, he lost two years to Covid-19, so he only uses two years to work,” he asserted.

He furthered saying “So therefore, when given another four years and one criticize him, the person knows that, morally, he or she has all the basis to do that.”

“I keep saying that all the FA’s who are very proactive and outstanding in which we keep praising, none of them had reign not less than 10 years, its time, and they need time to perform,” Nick Owusu said in an interview with  Saddick Adams.

George Afriyie, a former vice president of the Ghana Football Association under the erstwhile Kwesi Nyantakyi administration and a former RFA boss of the Western Region Kojo Nyanka have all declared their presidential ambitions.

Getsportsgh.com understands that a member of the leadership of Ghana Premier League side Berekum Chelsea Nana Jantuah will also contest the FA presidency position.

Despite the fierce contest Mr. Kurt Okraku is confident of retaining his seat in the upcoming the GFA election.

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