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Why Kurt Okraku deserves another term as GFA President

Why Kurt Okraku deserves another term as GFA President

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) go to polls on Thursday, October 5 to elect new leaders to steer the affairs of the country’s football industry for the next four years.

The GFA President Kurt Okraku will go unopposed after his main competitor George Afriyie was disqualified from the race for failing to get the required number of signatures to support his candidacy.

In this article, we take you through reasons why Kurt Okraku deserve to continue his mandate as GFA capo for another four years.

Before he was elected into office in October, 2019, Ghana football was stockstill due to the Anas Aremeyaw Anas number 12 video expose, and needed a leader who is brave with a clear-cut vision and endear corporate entities to revamp the Ghanaian football industry.

Kurt Okraku came to man the position with this mantra “FixingTheFundamentals” to point out what ought to be done to get the Ghanaian football back to its strongest feet.

Four years down the line, Kurt Okraku has been able to make Ghana football attractive to corporate entities to the extent that the Ghana Premier League, Division One League and Women’s Football can boast of headline sponsors.

Looking at his achievements and the level of hard work that himself and his administration have exerted in revamping the image of Ghana football, it will only be prudent that such a leader will lead the Ghana Football Association for another four years to take football in the country to a higher heights.

Kurt Okraku and his administration have shown enough inclination and compulsion to work tirelessly for Ghana football to reclaim its pre-eminent position on the continent.

Below are few of the many footprints Kurt Okraku and his administration have done since assuming office in 2019;

1. Catch them young referee policy

2. Transformation of women’s football

3. Investment and reviving of juvenile football

4. Building of new GFA technical centre in the Upper East Region

5. Clubs receiving training equipment including football every season

6. Clearing of all the Gh¢10million referees debt left by the previous administration

7. Transformation of GFA office from crime scene to corporate governance office

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8. Winning Ghana the U-20 AFCON after ten years

9. Boreholes for match venues

10. Facelift of Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence

11. Training over five hundred license A coaches, more than eight hundred license B coaches, more than thousand license C & D coaches

12. Establishment of the GFA Foundation

13. Autonomous of the Ghana Premier League

14. Training of video analysts

15. Regional Football Associations receiving Gh¢10,000 each every month for administrative works

16. Football and equipment to the Regional Football Associations

17. Futsal League, Beach Soccer and Electronic video game

18. Over twenty-five sponsorship deals across board

19. Creating of new technical office for national team coaches

20. Working on payer standard contract

21. Creating of Statistics and Data office for the Ghana Premier League

22. Good branding for Ghana Football using new media

23. Live streaming of Division One league and highlights for all matches.

24. Live streaming of Division Two Games through the RFA’S

25. Womens Premier League showing on TV for the first time

26. Creating of Division One Super League

27. Reducing hooliganism in Ghana Football

28. Establishment of Ghana Football School…

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