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Kurt Okraku will retain the GFA seat – Alhaji Akanbi

Alhaji Akanbi endorses Kurt Okraku

Board member of Hearts of Oak, Alhaji Akanbi has declared support for Kurt Okraku over his re-election bid as GFA President.

Okraku is seeking for re-election as GFA capo in the forthcoming elections scheduled for September 27 in Tamale.

The Dreams FC bankroller took over the affairs of the GFA in October, 2019, taking over the mantle from Kwesi Nyantakyi whose administration came to an abrupt end following the Anas Aremeyaw Anas number 12 video which uncovered the rot in Ghana football.

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And with his mandating ending in next month, Kurt Okraku is seeking re-election to continue as the GFA President after filing his nomination on Friday, August 11, 2023.

Declaring his support for Okraku, Alhaji Akanbi who is also contesting for GFA Exco slot believes the University of Liverpool alumni has performed incredibly despite the coronavirus challenge.

To Akanbi, continuity is what Ghana football needs to reach the highest level hence his support for Kurt Okraku to maintain the GFA Presidential seat for another four-year term.

“Infact the president [Kurt Okraku] has done a lot for Ghana football within this four years, and I want to support him for continuity, there are a lot of things that he has done”, Akanbi said in an interview when Kurt Okraku filed for his nomination at the GFA Secretariat.

“Personally, the Ghana Premier League becoming autonomous is my priority and I think with Kurt Okraku, he will lead us to being autonomous”, he added.

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Alhaji Akanbi continued that, “Why am supporting him is that he has done a great job within the short term, four years is very short and he needs to be given another four years to complete whatever that he want to do. My name is Alhaji Akanbi, board member of Hearts of Oak and I pledge my support for Kurt Okraku in next GFA elections and I believe he will retain the seat.”

Even though Kurt Okraku is receiving backings from some astute football administrators, he will face keen competition from George Afriyie who lost the battle to Okraku four years ago.

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