The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kurt E. S. Okraku has expressed gratitude to the Ghanaian sports media for their immense support before, during and after the recently held elections which saw him ascended to the highest position of the association.
According to Mr Okraku, the sports media were phenomenal in projecting the activities of the GFA as well as his ‘Game Changer’ policies throughout the electioneering period hence the appreciation.
“On behalf of the GFA, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the media for their diverse contributions to make this election successful.
They projected the activities of the elections on a high pedestal with their reportage and most importantly, they created a level playing field for all aspirants to outline their ideas and policies to the good people of Ghana and I think they deserve commendation,” Mr Okraku said.
While thanking the media, he called for their continued support to enable the new administration restore the image and reputation of the GFA and to turn around the fortunes of the sport.
“The media is crucial in the development of sports so we will still need your support to drive and achieve the #Gamechanger policies for the betterment of the game. There is the need to reignite passion in the game and to create wealth for all Ghanaians and we are counting on your support to achieve this dream,” he said.
The 48-year-old former Sports Journalist and a product of the Liverpool University was elected as the GFA’s 24th president after three rounds of voting last Friday October 25, 2019.
He has been given the mandate to serve at a sensitive time after allegations of corruption broadcast in a documentary titled ‘Number 12: When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm’, put together by investigative outfitters Tiger Eye P1, which led to the suspension of football activities in the country.
The umbrella body of sports media in Ghana, the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has already congratulated him for his remarkable feat and urged him to bring back the love that Ghanaians have for football, often labeled as the passion of the nation.