Lawyer Amanda Clinton says she will not be contesting this year’s Ghana Football Association (GFA) elections after failing to impress in 2019, which was her first attempt.
Clinton did not receive a single delegate vote in the closely contested race that saw Kurt Okraku emerge as the victorious GFA president, and she says she has learned her lesson.
The 2023 elections are expected to take place in October this year.
Despite initial speculation that Clinton, as the sole female candidate in the previous election, would make another bid for the position, she has decided against it.
During an interview on Original FM, Clinton revealed, “I learned my lessons from the last time.” She further added, “No, I don’t believe I am prepared to run this year. Currently, I am focused on grassroots work, which is my priority.” Clinton expressed the possibility of considering future candidacy, stating, “I may be available to contest again in the next four or eight years.”
Kurt Okraku is expected to seek re-election, while there are reports of interest from Bernard Amofa Jantuah, the bankroller of Berekum Chelsea. Other prominent figures from the previous election, including George Afriyie, Fred Pappoe, and Nana Yaw Amponsah, the Chief Executive of Kotoko have yet to comment on their intentions.