Kwesi Appiah, Randy Abbey and others win GFA EXCO elections


The former Black Stars gaffer has been elected to serve on the highest decision making body in the country’s football organisation

Former Ghana’s senior national team coach Kwesi Appiah has been elected to serve on GFA’s Executive Council until 2027 following an election held in Tamale on Thursday, AshesGyamera can confirm.

The 60-year-old came third after the voting process after amassing 10 votes behind Randy Abbey and Frederick Acheampong who had 12 votes and 11 votes respectively.

Appiah, before this election, was rumoured to have sealed a deal to become the national team coach of Sudan and that nearly hindered his chances of winning one of the six slots available.

However, Asante Kotoko owner Otumfuo Osei Tutu is believed to have played a crucial role to make sure that Appiah won the election as he was vying on the club’s ticket.

Meanwhile, Oduro Sarfo and Bechem United chief executive officer Kingsley Osei Bonsu ‘Lord Zico’ also made it into the list.

Bonsu needed a second time run off to seal his place in a keenly contested election after tying up with Elony Amande on two occasions.

Meanwhile, Samuel Anim Addo as well as Samatex General Manager Edmund Ackah were unable to realised their dreams as they failed to make the cut.

The elected members will work with Kurt Okraku after he was overwhelmingly endorsed by members to serve a second term earlier today after going unopposed.

Their first mandate is to oversee Black Stars Friendly games which will take place in a fortnight.

The Black Stars will lock horns with Mexico at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on October 14 before facing USA three days later in Nashville, Tennessee.


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