Delegates at the Ghana Football Association’s elective congress have rewarded the incumbent president Kurt E.S. by voting for him massively for his transformation of the game in his first tenure of office.
The decision was made at the eagerly anticipated GFA Elective Congress, which was hosted at the Tamale Global Dream Hotel.
Following George Afriyie’s disqualification, Okraku ran unopposed for re-election. Representatives from all over the country attended to show their support for Okraku’s administration.
A stunning 120 of the 124 delegate candidates actively participated in the voting process, demonstrating the significance of the event. Only three delegates opposed Okraku’s continuing leadership, while an overwhelming 117 voted “YES” to keep him in office.
Okraku’s second term was decided upon as a reward for his excellent work during his first term as GFA President.
His administration was distinguished by outstanding accomplishments and game-changing measures that have revived Ghanaian football.
Women’s football in Ghana has advanced in an unprecedented way under Okraku’s direction, with notable successes being the qualification of Hasaacas Ladies and Ampem Darkoa Ladies to the African Women’s Champions League.
His influence on the game is further demonstrated by the Black Stars’ triumphant comeback to the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and the historic qualification of Ghanaian clubs Medeama and Dreams FC to the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup group stages, respectively.
Additionally, during Okraku’s administration, Ghanaian football received major funding and support. Access Bank partnered with the Division One League, and Betpawa served as the primary sponsor of the Ghana Premier League. Sponsors like Malta Guinness and Betway expanded their support for women’s football as well.
Okraku is now charged with the duty of continuing his path of greatness and ushering in a period of sustained growth and prosperity for Ghanaian football with the resounding vote of confidence from the delegates.