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Sports News of Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Source: Graphic.com.gh

GFA Elections: Vetting committee gives nominees September 26 deadline

The Vetting Committee for the 2019 Ghana Football Association (GFA) Elections has granted a temporary reprieve to enable some of the 52 people who filed nominations to satisfy all the requirements.

In a statement signed by the Communications Department of the GFA said the affected aspirants have been contacted and given up to 4 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019, to satisfy all requirements.

The statement stressed that their nominations would be nullified if they fail to meet all the requirements by the deadline given them.

Nominees

The statement revealed that by the close of nominations last Friday, 52 people filed to contest for various positions.

According to the breakdown, 7 persons filed to contest the GFA Presidency while seven would also vie for five positions on as Premier League Representatives on the GFA Executive Council and nine others would contest for three positions as Division One League Representatives on the Executive Council.

Twenty-five aspirants would contest for 10 positions in 10 regions as Regional Football Association Chairmen (and 2 slots on the Executive Council) while four aspirants are contesting for 1 position as Women’s Representative on Executive Council.

Extension of vetting period

The committee stated that due to the large number of aspirants, the vetting period has been extended to Friday, October 4 to afford the Vetting Committee enough time to comprehensively screen all aspirants.

Read the entire statement below

PRESS RELEASE: VETTING COMMITTEE TO COMMENCE SITTING ON THURSDAY FOLLOWING INITIAL SCREENING OF ASPIRANTS

The Vetting Committee for the 2019 GFA Elections will begin sittings on Thursday, September 26, 2019, to vet aspirants who have passed initial screening by the Elections Committee (NC) following the close of nominations on Friday, September 20, 2019.

At the close of nominations, 52 people filed to contest for various positions. The breakdown is as follows:

1. GFA President - 7 aspirants.

2. Premier League Representatives on Executive Council - 7 aspirants contesting for 5 positions.

3. Division One League Representatives on Executive Council - 9 aspirants contesting for 3 positions.

4. Regional Football Association Chairmen - 25 aspirants contesting for 10 positions in 10 regions (and 2 slots on the Executive Council).

5. Women’s Representative on Executive Council - 4 aspirants contesting for 1 position.

Out of the 52 people who filed their nominations, a number of them contesting for various positions failed initial screening by the Elections Committee following their inability to satisfy all requirements.

The affected aspirants have been contacted and given up to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, to satisfy all requirements. Their nominations would be nullified if they fail to meet all the requirements by the deadline given them.

Meanwhile, due to the large number of aspirants, the vetting period has been extended to Friday, October 4, to afford the Vetting Committee enough time to comprehensively screen all aspirants.

The NC wishes to express its appreciation for the cooperation of all stakeholders so far and wish to encourage continuous positive exhibition of the camaraderie necessary for the football reformation process being undertaken

We wish all aspirants well.

SIGNED

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT