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GFA Elections: Six RFA Chairmen to pick forms for Kurt Okraku today!

Six RFA Chairmen to pick nomination forms for Kurt Okraku

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku will on Monday, August 7 enter the race for his re-election as six regional football association chairmen will pick nomination forms on his behalf.

The six highly-revered football administrators will converge at the headquarters of the Ghana Football Association to officially pick nomination forms for Kurt Okraku who is seeking a second term in office.

Getsportsgh.com can exclusively report that the six personalities include the Central Region FA Chairman , Robert Otieku Duncan, the Greater Accra Regional FA Chairman, Samuel Aboabire, Western Regional FA Chairman, Simon Ehomah and Eastern Regional FA Chairman, Linford Asamoah.

Others are; Northern Regional FA Chairman, Alhaji Abu Hassan Rhyzo and Upper East Regional FA Chairman, Alhaji Salifu Zida.

The above-mentioned regional football association heads will have to pay Gh¢50,000 to the Elections Committee of the Ghana Football Association for the nomination forms.

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Even though campaign activities have not officially commenced, Kurt Okraku has received massive endorsements from some regional football association overlords.

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In a show of unwavering support, the Greater Accra Regional FA Chairman, Samuel Aboabire has endorsed Kurt Okraku for his re-election.

His endorsement adds significant momentum to Okraku’s campaign, signaling a united front from one of the country’s influential football figures.

“The reasons are many we don’t want to talk but those that look closely will see that the football is going forward. Currently all the categories or divisions we play in Ghana they are all active,” he told Peace FM.

“Colts are playing, division three is playing, division two is also playing. We that look after the grassroots the women division one is going on when you go to Tamale Northern Region they have women’s division two,”

“Greater Accra next season we will start womens division two in Greater Accra So we the grassroots when he came he has worked. Now the RFA we are paid monthly allowances every month too the subventions that was 3500 he has increased it to 10,000. That means every month month every RFA gets 10,000 as subventions to run football in their region,”

Following his suit is the Ashanti Regional FA Chief, Osei Tutu Agyemang popularly known as Chairman Kotoro.

To Chairman Kotoro, consistent leadership is vital in driving Ghanaian football to new heights. Expressing his views, he said to Footballmadeinghana, “Football must grow. We must make conscious efforts to sustain what we have now and ensure we develop. We can’t be changing leadership every four years. That will make our game stagnant. Kurt must continue to progress our game. Without continuity, our game will not move on.”

Highlighting the significance of stability in leadership, Chairman Kotoro argued that frequent changes at the top would send negative signals about Ghanaian football to the international community.

“Changing leadership every four years will send bad signals about our football to the international community. FIFA and CAF will not even take us seriously. They will think we don’t know what we are doing,” he added.

The Ashanti Region FA capo further expressed his contentment with the progress witnessed under Kurt’s administration. “For someone like me at the RFA, I have seen progress. I have seen the effort this administration (the Kurt-led administration) is making to develop football from the grassroots,” he noted.

Chairman Kotoro’s endorsement is rooted in the belief that consistency is the key to success in football. He lauded Kurt Okraku’s unique leadership style, which has been instrumental in reviving football at all levels.

“In football, consistency is key in everything. We must be consistent with our leadership. I endorse Kurt fully for the next elections. He has my undiluted support,” he concluded.

With Chairman Kotoro’s backing, Okraku’s aspirations to retain the GFA presidency have gained a significant boost. The October elections hold the potential to signal to the world that Ghanaian football is on the rise, bolstered by strong and consistent leadership.

Kurt Okraku will face stiffer competition from George Afriyie – a former GFA Vice President, and the former Western Regional FA boss Kojo Yankah who have all reaffirmed their intentions to contest for the GFA Presidential seat.

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