Charles Assampong Taylor, a former international for Ghana, thinks GFA President Kurt Okraku deserves to serve for 16 years.
Only a lengthy term in government, in his opinion, would provide Okraku the opportunity to finish all of his planned projects.
Okraku defeated five other contenders for the position of Ghana’s FA’s new president in 2019.
But because his first term of office is slated to expire in October, he is running for re-election.
Charles Taylor told Angel FM, “I concur with the GFA Exco on extending the term of office of the GFA President.
“I believe it will take Kurt Okraku 16 years to finish all the initiatives he has started, for example. After 16 years, he can turn over to anyone who is interested.
According to reports, the Ghana Football Association wants its constitution changed so that the president can serve three terms and have two vice presidents.
The GFA’s Statutes Review Committee reportedly presented the aforementioned ideas to the Executive Council (ExCo) according to a report by Joy Sports.
According to the rules created in 2019 by the Normalisation Committee led by Dr. Kofi Amoah, the GFA presidency can only be held for a maximum of two terms of four years each.
According to the present statutes, neither the vice president nor the members of the Executive Council may be elected for more than three terms.
However, Joy Sports reports that the GFA’s Statutes reconsideration Committee is recommending a reconsideration of the term limit for the presidency.
The Committee allegedly suggested that Congress extend the presidency’s tenure to three terms in a report delivered to the Executive Council.
Additionally, they are suggesting two vice presidents for the Ghana FA, one of whom must be a woman to serve as the chair of the women’s football desk.
According to the study, the Committee also requests that the Executive Council’s membership be raised from 12 to 23 to include representatives from the Regional Football Associations.