Mr. Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), on Thursday, withdrew from the race to become a member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).
Mr. Simeon-Okraku announced his withdrawal from the race on Thursday, March 11, in Rabat, Morocco, a day before the CAF General Assembly, paving the way for Niger’s Djibrilla Hima Hamidou to go unopposed.
Mr. Simeon-Okraku told a meeting of Executives of West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B on Thursday in Rabat that he was withdrawing from the race to help foster unity in the zonal body.
A letter to this effect has been sent to the CAF.
The GFA President informed his colleagues that in the spirit of unity and togetherness he has withdrawn and would rather support the current WAFU Zone B President wholeheartedly with all the ideas for the development of football on the continent.
“I wish the remaining candidates the best of luck and pray that CAF comes out stronger than ever after these elections,” the Ghana FA President said to a wild applause of the delegates.
“I plan to continue to offer CAF my very best of developmental ideas. I would continue to support the good works and look forward to serving at the highest level in the future. Thank you for all your support during this time,” Mr. Simeon-Okraku added.
The CAF elections take place at the CAF General and Elective Assembly at 10 am at Sofitel Hotel & Resort in Rabat, Morocco tomorrow, March 12, 2021.