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Official: Kurt Okraku is new GFA President after three rounds

Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku is new president of the Ghana Football Association after a keenly-contested election that had to be decided after three rounds on Friday.

The Dreams FC Executive Chairman led in the first two phases of the polls but missed the 50% +1 requirement for an outright victory.

Mr. Okraku scored 44 votes in the opening round while his closest contender George Afriyie polled 40. A third force, Nana Yaw Amponsah also received 27 votes.

Before the start of the second round, candidate Fred Pappoe, who had polled only 6 votes, pulled out of the race.

In the second round, Kurt Okraku saw his stock rise to 59 votes, representing exactly 50% of the 118 votes cast.

George Afriyie then decided to concede defeat to Okraku after receiving only 3 more votes in addition to his initial stock.

But in accordance with regulations, a third-round had to be conducted with Kurt Okraku the only contender. After the count, the one-time Chairman of the MTN FA Cup Committee was officially declared winner of the one-sided round with 93 votes – 96.9% of the 97 total votes cast.

Kurt Okraku will lead the administration of Ghana football for the next four years. He will be assisted by 11 others on a 12-member Executive Council.




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