Fred Pappoe withdraws from GFA Elections after polling 6 votes in first round

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Former Ghana Football Association Vice President, Fred Pappoe has withdrawn from the Presidential race after polling only 6 votes.

The elections, which are heading for a second-round, after none of the six candidates were able to poll over half of the votes cast, also saw Amanda Clinton and George Ankomah drop out of the race after not securing a single vote.

The two frontrunners are Dreams FC CEO Kurt Okraku who polled 44 votes and  George Afriyie who tallied 40.

The final candidate in the second round, Nana Yaw Amponsah, finished with 27 votes.

The delegates are currently voting again to determine a clear winner.

However, in the event that none of the three candidates polls over half of the votes, a third and final round will be held.

If results remain inconclusive, the position will remain vacant until the next Elective Congress.

The GFA’s Congress has a total of 120 delegates with the Division One League clubs accounting for the largest group; with 48 delegates.

However, only 117 votes were counted with one rejected ballot and two absentees.

Pappoe was hoping to replace his former boss Kwesi Nyantakyi who resigned from the post following damning revelations in an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The elections were allowed to proceed after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected an injunction appeal by a disqualified Presidential aspirant, Wilfred Osei earlier on Friday.

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Source Author: Edwin Kwakofi