The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has postponed the 2023 GFA Elections from Wednesday, September 27 to Thursday, October 5, 2023, a statement has revealed.
The elections was postponed due to a court injunction imposed by bankroller of King Faisal, Alhaji Grusah.
“Pursuant to Article 33 of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Statutes 2019, the Executive Council of the Association has decided that the Extraordinary Session of Congress (Elective Congress) shall be rescheduled to Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 9:00 o’clock in the forenoon at the Global Dream Hotel, Tamale.” read the statement.
Also, the Elections Committee has announced the Official List of Candidates for the GFA Elections 2023.
Current GFA President, Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku is the sole person vying for the Presidential seat following the disqualification of George Afriyie by the Elections Committee of GFA.
George Afriyie was disqualified for breaching Article 13 (2) (j) of the Ghana Football Association Statutes, 2019 and also failure to provide the required number of Ghana Football Association Members to support your candidature.
The Susubiribi bankroller appealed the decision at the Appeals Committee. However, the appeal was thrown out, endorsing the decision by the Elections Committee.
Alhaji Akambi of Hearts of Oak is also disqualified from contesting for the Executive Council positions after failing to reach the requirements for contesting in the top position.
Dr. Randy Abbey, Frederick Acheampong, Kwasi Appiah, Dr. Tony Augbynn, Nana Oduro Sarfo, Edmund Ackah and so on will contest for the Executive Council positions.
In accordance with Article 33 of the GFA Statutes, the Agenda of the Congress is as follows:
9:00 am. – Opening Prayer
– Roll Call
– A declaration that Congress has been convened in compliance with the Statutes.
– Approval of the Agenda.
– Handing over of Congress to GFA Elections Committee
– Announcement of Election Procedure by GFA Elections Committee
– Election of GFA President
– Election of Executive Council Member (1 Women’s Premier League Representative)
– Election of Executive Council Members (3 Division One League Representations)
– Election of Executive Council Members (5 Premier League Representatives)
– Swearing in of President and the Executive Council Members
– Brief speech by elected President
– Closing Prayer