Former Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association, Fred Pappoe says he gathered the relevant experience to steer the affairs of the association in his capacity as GFA president ahead of the election.
According to the Accra Great Olympics Board Member, who was the first vice president of the FA, he has the prerequisite know-how and the experience to head the new administration.
Names like immediate vice president George Afriyie, Tema Youth FC owner Winfred Osei ‘Parma’, Alhaji Karim Grusah, Dr Tony Aubyn of Medeama SC Kurt Okraku, Kudjoe Fianoo and Nana Yaw Amponsah have all popped up as individuals confirming their desire to ascend the throne.
Though the Normalization Committee is yet to publish the roadmap for elections, aspirants are actively campaigning for votes with soothing and mouthwatering messages and Mr Fred Pappoe who spoke on GBC’s Uniiq 95.7FM “The Game Show” was of the believe that his several years of occupying key positions in some Ghana football’s brightest moments ranks him above his peers.
“All the people who have shown their interest are very qualified and they are knowledgeable men. However, I will say that I present a unique set of qualities and characteristics that put me ahead. I have experience that I will describe as decorated.”
“When I was with the FA, I was the chairman of the Black Stars management committee and I oversaw our World Cup campaigns in 2006 and 2010. They were successful too based on the reception we got in and outside Ghana. For that, I got two Order of the Grand Medal Awards (Civil Division for Excellence in Sports) from former President Kuffour and the late President Mills.”
“In addition to these experiences, I have competences in business administration, football administration, planning and management, business advisory services and the rest.”
“Let us add that during the best years of the past FA’s administration between 2006 and 2011/12, I was a very active member as the Vice-President.”
“In addition to these competencies and experiences, I am a listener and a unifier and I am a sticker for accountability and transparency. I am not saying that the other gentlemen who want the position do not have these traits but if you take a cumulative look at what is needed for the FA, I would say that I stand tall.”
Story by Michael Okuley