Pappoe refuses to endorse any candidate

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Fred Pappoe
Fred Pappoe

A presidential aspirant of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Fred Pappoe, has refused to endorse any of the candidates competing in the run-off of the election.

Mr Pappoe announced that he was withdrawing from the run-off following his disappointing performance and thanked all the delegates for their support so far.

The Director of Accra Great Olympics was part of the four candidates eligible to contest in the run-off after none of the aspirants obtained the 50 per cent plus one votes required.

He has, thus, left his spot vacant making Kurt Okraku, George Afriyie and Nana Yaw Amponsah as the three confirmed aspirants for the second round.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports Online, the former vice-President of the GFA refused to endorse any of the three candidates ahead of the run-off stating that he doesn’t believe in their ideas.

Mr Pappoe however called on delegates to make a firm decision in the run-off that will help in restoring the image of the sport both locally and internationally.

“I want to thank each and every one of you for the support since I decided to put myself up for elections but I don’t want to contest in the run-off.

“I believe in my own principles and I want the delegates to make a firm decision in the second round in order to bring back the sanity of the sport,” he said.

Meanwhile, the second round of voting is currently underway as delegates look to make a decision over who leads the association for the next four years.