Gradually, the dust from the recently held elective Congress of the Ghana Football Association is settling. The contest for the presidency of the GFA was very keen and at the end of the day, Mr. Kurt E. S. Okraku was elected as the new President of the Ghana Football Association.
Sports Business Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Marketing, Sports Management and Management Consultancy firm, Krypton Global Limited, Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe, has stated that President Okraku would need the support of all stakeholders in Ghana Football to succeed. He expressed this view in an interview on Class FM (91.3MHz), an Accra-based radio station.
Neil pointed at the competitiveness of the elections and intimated that the outcome of the elections would naturally deflate the energies of some contestants and their followers. In a passionate appeal, Neil urged all persons who had Ghana Football at heart to embrace the leadership of Kurt Okraku and support the efforts of the Executive Council as they begin the workof rebuilding Ghana Football.
Asked if he would consider a role in the new GFA, Neil responded;
“I would unhesitatingly respond to any call to play a role in Ghana football! I have worked at various levels of Football for both the GFA and the Federation Internationale de Football Associations (FIFA) and I would be honoured to serve Ghana Football again “, Neil emphatically stated.
Neil went on to say that, based on the Gamechanger manifesto presented by President Kurt Okraku, he has some ideas which when infused with a few themes from the other manifestos would position the GFA for a potentially glorious future.
One of the key architects of the then record 3 million US dollars Goldfields Ghana Limited sponsorship of Ghana’s Black Stars, Mr. Armstrong-Mortagbe believes that with unity of purpose and sincere hearts, Ghana Football would rise again.