President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku has called on all stakeholders of the game to rally behind his administration in bid to develop football in Ghana.
Addressing delegates and stakeholders present at the 26th Ghana Football Association Ordinary Congress which is currently being held at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram, the GFA boss called on everyone to come together and help build the sports that has been on the wane in recent years.
“I must say that it is football that brings all of us together as a country,” he said at Congress.
“Let’s come together and build our football. This is the sport that has made me who I am today. This is the sport that brings the country together.
The GFA boss went on to advise stakeholders who are in the habit of tarnishing the image of the association to desist from the act which has a negative effect on the brand.
“Despite the hard work done by the GFA, a few of us do not think about this family; there are a few of us, who perhaps only think about their personal interest; there are still a few of us who do not think about the total good of our football,” an emotional Okraku noted.
“There are a few of us who continuously go out of this family and go out to the public space to malign your product, my product, your business. We must reject these people,” he admonished.
“If I go to corporate Ghana on daily basis preaching Ghana football and yet some of us, just a few of us, continuously damage the image of the product we intend to love, that we spend our money on, we need to reject these people; we must say no to such people.
“Again, football is the only sport that brings all of us together. Football cuts across all religions, all political divides.
“There’s only one football family; there cannot be two, we must always have one.
“We will disagree on issues, we will disagree on how I should work, but let’s think Ghana football first,” he added.