The newly elected GFA President Kurt Okraku has reiterated his commitment to building an all-inclusive administration for the development of the game.
The experienced football administrator was sworn in as new leader of the West African nation’s football governing body after beating five other candidates in a keenly-contested election on Friday.
A day later, he spoke to Joy FM’s news analysis program, News File, in his first radio interview after the election.
Kurt reaffirmed his intention to bring everyone connected to the industry together to work towards a common goal.
“I think that the happenings of [Friday] clearly gives all of us the momentum to ensure that we bring everybody concerning or connected to our industry together, and to ensure that we take our game to the level that it deserves.
“In saying this, let me be grateful and thankful to the president of the land, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, the sector minister, honorable [Isaac] Asiamah, members of the Football Association, the outgoing NC’s president and the membership, all clubs and stakeholders who were part of this amazing process.
”[On Friday], I made a clarion call to all of us that football is a team sport. No single individual can navigate and take us to the promised land. That is why I put a team together to do the campaign. That is why I encourage everybody to come out with a manifesto via our manifesto launch. That is why I went out of my way to say kudos to George Afriyie, Amanda Clinton, George Ankomah, Nana Yaw Amponsah, Fred Pappoe and my own brother [Wilfred] Osei [Kwaku] ‘Palmer’.
“We need everybody on board. We all have quality and I absolutely believe there is quality here in the Ghana football industry for which we have to come together, to harness the qualities that we all hold and make sure that we lay a solid foundation for a big takeoff.
We have promised to ignite passion and to create wealth for everybody and through that, we want to ensure that the fundamentals are right and this is what we have promised and this is what we intend to deliver”