GFA presidential aspirant Kojo Yankah kicks against proposed three terms for president

Published on: 09 June 2023

Ghana Football Association presidential aspirant, Kojo Yankah, has expressed his disapproval of the latest proposal put forward by the GFA Statutes Review Committee.

The proposal suggests extending the tenure of the GFA presidency from two to three terms, with each term lasting four years. Yankah argues that this move is inappropriate.

The GFA Normalization Committee had previously introduced a fixed two-term limit in 2019 following the extended 13-year tenure of former leader Kwesi Nyantakyi. However, the recent proposal aims to annul this limitation.

The current GFA president, Kurt Okraku, is currently in the final year of his first term, and the election period is fast approaching. The proposal to extend the presidency term has sparked a debate within the Ghanaian football community.

During an interview on Citi FM, Yankah voiced his concerns about the decision made by the Review Committee.

"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?

"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.

"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."