Newly-elected President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt E. S Okraku has refused claims that, he might trek into the path of having Ghana’s president in his pocket like former Ghana Football Association boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.
Speaking in an interview on TV3’s Hot Issues, Kurt Okraku said his recent visit to the president was a formal introduction and the first time he had met the president in person.
“I came out of the engagement feeling very good,” he told host of Hot Issues Nuong Faalong.
When asked in a rather light note if he did not leave with the president in his pocket, he laughed, “no, no, no, not at all, not at all, I think that we had a real opportunity to know each other and that will be the beginning of perhaps a long relationship.
Kurt was elected into the vacant GFA Presidential 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.
He polled 59 votes in the second round needing just one vote to win the elections. In the third round, Okraku was endorsed by 93 delegates.
Kurt Okraku now is the 7th GFA President since 1992 and the 24th in the Association’s history.