”I am still the best man for the GFA” – Fred Pappoe

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An aspirant at the just ended elections to pick a President for the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Fred Pappoe, says he still believes he is the best person to reform Ghana’s football even though he lost the bid to be President of the Association.

Football people went to the polls last Friday to elect the next GFA President after Kwasi Nyantakyi’s exit at the Elective Congress at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.

Six candidates, Kurt Okraku, George Afriyie, Nana Yaw Amponsah, Amanda Clinton, George Mensah Ankamah, and Fred Pappoe contested the elections with Dreams FC CEO, Kurt Okraku, emerging winner.

Fred Pappoe pulled six votes after the first round in the elections. Amanda Clinton and George Ankomah did not also proceed to the second stage as they had zero votes each.

After the stage was set for the second round, Fred Pappoe who had 6 votes withdrew his candidature from the second round leaving Kurt okraku, George Afriyie and Nana Yaw Amponsah to battle it out.

After the second round Mr. Kurt Kraku pulled 59 votes, George Afriyie had 43 votes and Nana Yaw Amponsah had 16 votes.

Kurt Okraku pulled majority of the total vote count out of the total vote cast after the 3 rounds of voting making him the ultimate winner.

Speaking on the aftermath of the elections on Atinka AM Drive with host Ekourba Gyasi, Former vice president of the Ghana Football Association, Fred Pappoe, stated that although the 120 delegates thought otherwise, he is optimistic that he is the best bet when it comes to running the affairs at the GFA.

Fred Pappoe however commended the election process and the Normalization committee for making the election a success.

“It doesn’t have to be my feeling it had to do with the feeling of the 120 delegates…so the 120 voters felt Kurt was the best… I feel Fred Pappoe is the best bet even though the delegates thought otherwise”, he added.


Ghana | Atinkaonline.com |Seth Dadzie