James Amoh Junior, GNA
Sakumono, Nov. 12,
GNA – Mr. Kurt Okraku, the newly elected President of the Ghana Football
Association (GFA) on Sunday joined parishioners of the Christ the King Anglican
Church in Sakumono to thank God for a successful election.
It comes nearly a
month after he was elected President of the association, facing stiff
competition from other competitors.
Mr. Okraku, claded
in white kaftan, was accompanied by his wife, mother and some family members to
give thanks to God for his triumph and guidance through a peaceful election.
He said with the
elections over, the association ought to bury its differences and forge ahead
in unity to re-develop and “bring back the love” of the game.
He added that he was
committed to his promises during the campaign and will ensure the image of the
association is redeemed as well as igniting the passion of football.
Roland Kpaonu, Parish Priest of the Christ the King Anglican Church who
congratulated him on his new feat, prayed that God surround his steps and
protect him from all perils of his new role.
“Purify the heart of
your handmade in the flame of your spirit and transform his toils into an
offering of praise, that he may reject the proud rule of might and trust Christ
alone for he is our Lord forever and ever,” Rev. Father Kpaonu stated as
captured by the Ghana News Agency at the Parish.
Rev. Father Kpaonu
called the GFA President to develop juvenile football and nurture the talents
of young folks who exhibit traits of the game.
Mr Okraku who is the
Chief Executive Officer of Dreams FC, Okraku was sworn-in on October 25th
as the new president of the GFA.
The New GFA
President now fills the vacant seat previously occupied by Kwesi Nyantakyi who
left office in 2018 after he was implicated in the corruption exposé in Ghana
football by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Mr Okraku becomes
the 7th GFA President since 1992 and the 24th in the