Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku has said Communications Director Tamimu Issah resigned because he did not believe in his leadership.
After 14 years of service at GFA, Tamimu stepped down on Wednesday. He had risen through the ranks to become acting Communications Director of the association.
In an interview on Joy FM’s Personality Profile Thursday said the decision came as a surprise to him because Tamimu kept him in the dark until it was made official.
“Yes, I was a bit surprised because he [Tamimu Issah] never spoke to me but I read the email which he addressed to the General Secretary. All communications are addressed to the General Secretary. If he had spoken to me, I am sure I would have had one or two words to share with him, but the FA continues beyond that,” Kurt Okraku told Lexis Bill.
He then went on to say that Tamimu would have stayed at the GFA if he had believed in him.
“I want to work with people who believe in my way, I keep saying this all the time. Well, if he believed, he would have stayed.”
“I am the President of the FA and if somebody has left, then the person didn’t believe. If the person believes in my leadership, the person stays. I encourage all my staff to always walk to me and engage.”
“On this particular account or note, he (Tamimu) never came to me, he dealt with the General Secretary which is fair, it is purely within his prerogative, but what I am saying and what is the most important is that no single person has the capacity to deliver an amazing Ghana Football Association. I need and we need the support of everybody. If one leaf is fallen by the roadside, a new leaf will be brought so that the flight is stable. There’s no too much turbulence, we will deliver on our promise.”
Kurt Okraku revealed that Tamimu’s replacement will be announced in the coming days. According to reports, the new man will be Henry Asante Twum, who worked with Kurt at Dreams FC and was the spokesperson for his campaign.
“I am saying in the next few days. a new director of Communications of the FA will be announced, he’s somebody of the highest quality. I believe in him a lot and he will help me deliver my promise.”
However, it appeared Tamimu Issah listened to his former boss because of his post on social media a few minutes after the interview.