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Sports News of Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Source: The Finder

GFA Elections: Kurt Okraku, others pick forms to contest Presidential race

Finder Sports can confirm that the bankroller of Ghana Premier League side Dreams FC, Kurk Okraku and other leading football administrators in the country have all picked up forms to contest next month’s Ghana Football Association Presidential Elections.

Kurt’s decision to pick up a form with only a few weeks to the elections has quashed any rumour which suggests that he could end up merging with one of the other leading candidates for the top job.

Finder Sports has also learned that the like of Wilfred Kweku Osei Palmer, Fred Pappoe, Nana Yaw Amponsah and George Afriyie have all picked up forms to contest the election.

Last week, the Normalisation Committee overseeing the administration of football in Ghana released the roadmap to finalise its mandate.

As per the roadmap, the election of a new Ghana Football Association (GFA) President is scheduled for Friday, October 25.

The newly elected president will be sworn in the same day.

But before that key exercise, nominations will open from Monday, September 16 for all positions and close on Friday, September 20.

This follows the adoption of new statutes and regulations for the Association on Thursday, September 5 at the auditorium of the College of Physicians Surgeons in Accra, at an Extraordinary Congress.

After a review of all nominations, vetting of aspirants will be conducted from September 26 to October 1, 2019.

Room will be made for appeals, according to the road-map.

Regional FA Chairpersons will be elected one clear week before the flagship election of the new GFA President.

However, election of constituent bodies will be held a day before the D-day.