Veteran football administrator, Kofi Manu, has rebuked Ghana Football Association  (GFA) President, Kurt Okraku, for saying he didn’t win the elections to work with enemies.

Mr Okraku in an interview with Joy FM said, “…nobody wins an election and brings his enemies to come and work.”

“I will bring people I believe have the capacity to help me deliver on my promise and everybody I have brought, believes in my way,” he stated.

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Okraku was responding to a question about the surprise exit of then Communications Director, Tamimu Issah. 

Earlier on Monday, former GFA Vice President George Afriyie, released a statement, criticising Kurt Okraku for his comments. 

His move has been backed by Kofi Manu, who expressed disappointment as he described the comments as unfortunate and urged Okraku to apologise to the football fraternity. 

Kofi Manu reminded Okraku of the help he received from him before winning the closely contested election. He revealed that on the eve of the election, disqualified Wilfred Osei Palmer’s supporters were convinced to vote for Okraku. 

“We saw that Kurt Okraku will be a better leader compared to George Afriyie based on the utterances of George Afriyie during the campaign period so we [Palmer’s supporters] had to mobilise and vote for Kurt Okraku,” he said on Asempa FM, adding that “On his [Kurt Okraku] own, he wouldn’t have won and he is aware.” 

Kurt Okraku has been in charge for four months with his mandate set to expire in 2022.