Kurt Okraku set to be elected GFA President as George Afriyie drops out of race

first_imgDreams FC CEO Kurt Okraku was a vote away from becoming the new President of the Ghana Football Association.However, he is set to be endorsed as the new GFA Boss by delegates in a third round of voting.He polled 59 votes in the second round, representing 50% of votes cast with candidates needing at least 60 votes to win.George Afriyie, who polled 40 votes in the first round improved to 43 votes but was still well behind Kurt Okraku.Nana Yaw Amponsah saw his tally slashed from 27 in the first round to 16  in the second.However, as delegates were voting again, George Afriyie conceded, saying he was “a unifier and a team player who works for football.”Voting now enters a third round with delegates expected to unanimously endorse Kurt Okraku.Amanda Clinton and George Ankomah both dropped out in the first round with 0 votes.Fred Pappoe also opted to pull out after polling six votes.The GFA’s Congress has a total of 120 delegates with the Division One League clubs accounting for the largest group; with 48 delegates.In the first round, 117 votes were counted with one rejected ballot and two absentees however all 118 present delegates had their votes counted in the second round.last_img

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