FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura
FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura

FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura has congratulated Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku following his victory in the Ghana FA elections on Friday.

The Dreams FC capo secured 44 votes in the first round of voting with George Afriyie coming close with 40 votes whiles Nana Yaw Amponsah and Fred Pappoe getting 27 and 6 votes respectively.

In the second round of the elections Mr Kurt Okraku missed the required 50% plus one by just two votes after he secured 59 votes whiles George Afriyie got 43 votes with Nana Yaw Amponsah also earning 16 votes.

The election was then thrown into a third round of voting in accordance with the GFA Statutes and to elect a winner who can cross the 50 plus one mark.

Mr George Afriyie however announced his decision to pull out from the race and congratulated Mr Kurt Okraku.

However, a third round of voting was held with Mr Kurt Okraku as the sole candidate which saw him secure 93 votes to emerge as the winner of the elections.

The experienced football administrator will steer the affairs of the Association for the next four years.

Kurt succeeds former capo Kwesi Nyantakyi who was banned from all football-related activities following the airing of Anas expose documentary titled “Number 12”.

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