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Kurt Okraku to go unopposed as GFA president; check reason

He emerged as the only qualified candidate for next month's GFA Election Congress

Incumbent Kurt Okraku is set to be re-elected as President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the second term in office unopposed having emerged as the only qualified candidate for next month’s GFA Election Congress.

His candidature was confirmed on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, in a released list having passed the vetting process and was therefore eligible to contest in the exercise slated for October 5 in Tamale.

This comes after the candidature of presidential aspirant cum football administration – George Afriyie was disqualified by the Elections Committee citing him breaching article 13 (2) (j) of the GFA’s status.

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He was also cited for failing to provide the required number of GFA members to support his candidature.

Fastforward, Mr. Afriyie on September 8 filed an appeal in his quest to get the decision overturned however it proved futile.

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This means the 2023 Elections may proceed with Kurt Okraku as the sole candidate contesting for the honourable position.

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Thou there are multiple reports suggesting that the former Vice President of the Association could head to the Court of Abitration for Sports (CAS) to seek justice.

With the roadmap outline for the pending election, Congress of the Ghana Football Association will on October 5 re-elect Kurt Okraku as president barring any last-minute hitch.

The incumbent president won the 2019 Elections and has since then been in office for the past four years with his first term set to expires in October.

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