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Sports News of Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Kurt wants ideas to dictate GFA Presidential race

GFA presidential aspirant Kurt Okraku has made a passionate appeal to delegates who will be voting to elect a new leader for the Association to heavily consider the content of the various manifesto’s and not vote based on their relationship with a contestant.

The Executive Director of Dreams FC on Tuesday launched his manifesto during a colorful ceremony at the EximBank auditorium.

Using a very innovative analogy, Kurt admonished the delegates to recognize the dire situation that Ghana football finds itself in and elect a man who can solve the problems of the game at this material moment.

He said “once upon a time a mother lived with two daughters, one was a farmer and the other was a doctor. The woman hated the daughter who was a daughter and loved the farmer but one day while in the company of the two this woman had a heart-attack and needed help and as you can imagine it was the daughter, she hated so much who saved her life. In that same vain I am asking you to make a choice not based on who you love or hate but based on the one who can save our football and create wealth for all.”

According to Okraku, the manifesto, dubbed “Game Changer”, will be the blueprint to changing the fortunes of Ghana football and giving it a new lease of life especially after the events of the Anas “Number 12” documentary which rocked Ghana football in June 2018.

The manifesto is premised on four key areas or principles: Transparency, Accountability and Annual Audit; Gender and Equity; Good Corporate Governance; Professionalism, Innovation and Investment
Okraku went on to state that areas like refereeing will receive major support should he get elected to the position of GFA boss.

In terms of refereeing, he stated that he would roll out a “Catch Them Young” policy that would aim to identify young people who have a love and a gift for officiating the game and they will be given training to enable them handle juvenile matches to better prepare them for life as referees in their adult life.

He also went ahead to he would work with local government to help revive colts football.

He added that women’s football would see an upgrade of training pitches while their matches would be played at approved Division One League grounds.






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