GFA presidential hopeful criticises proposed term extension

Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential hopeful Kojo Yankah has criticised the association’s Statutes Review Committee’s proposal to increase the president’s tenure from two to three terms of four years each.

The proposal is speculated as one of the key issues to be deliberated upon in the upcoming ordinary Congress slated for July 6.

If it is agreed upon by Congress, it will mean that the fixed two terms established through the defunct GFA Normalisation Committee will be annulled just after four years.

Meanwhile, Kojo Yankah, a former Western Regional Football Association Chairman has expressed his satisfaction with the proposal questioning its motive.

According to him, two terms should be enough for any GFA boss to meet his target.

“Is it that, they are doing it for themselves? Just immediately after the 8 years, or is it a long-term project, they want to bring?

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“If it is a long-term project and we implement it maybe in the next few years, like five or six years, it is fine. But if it is immediate, I don’t think it is proper,” he told Citi FM

“I think eight years is enough for any individual who wants to be the President of the Football Association to make an impact, that is to bring the Association to a level where everyone will be happy.

“We don’t need three terms, we don’t need it, I don’t support that.

The current president of the association Kurt Okraku will see his first term come to an end in October as the football community anticipate another election.

Aside from Kojo Yankah, Bernard Amofa Jantuah, the CEO of Berekum Chelsea has declared his intentions to contest Okraku who has expressed optimism about extending his mandate.

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