Prosper Harrison Addo denies being handpicked for GFA job

Published on: 03 June 2020

The General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, Prosper Harrison Addo has denied claims that he was handpicked for the FA job.

Addo, who is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) was appointed by the GFA in January for the vacant position.

Reports went rife in the local media that his relationship with GFA president Kurt Okraku helped him acquire the job.

But speaking to Angel FM in an interview, he reveals he applied for the job the same as the other candidates did and was shortlisted for the job.

“I applied for the General Secretary position of the Ghana Football Association and I was shortlisted among others. So it is funny to hear I was handpicked for the position," Addo said.

Prior to taking up the GFA CEO appointment, Prosper was Senior Manager, Compliance at Scancom  Limited (MTN Ghana), where he also previously held the position of Manager, Commercial Legal.

Lawyer Addo has held various positions in football administration, including being the Disciplinary Committee Chairman for the Greater Accra Region Football Association, GFA Disciplinary Committee Chairman, member, FA Cup Committee, and a member of the GFA Legal Committee for many years.