October 23, 2021

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GHALCA Election: ALL Candidates cleared to contest after vetting

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The election panel of the Ghana League Clubs Association has cleared ALL candidates seeking for various positions after the vetting process was concluded on Wednesday, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.This paves the way for candidates to intensify their respective campaigns ahead of the election on January 21, 2021.”The Ghalca elections committee this week completed a vetting exercise on all candidates who submitted themselves who duly filled the appropriate forms and met all the requirements,” Secretary to the panel Oduro Nyarko said in a statement.”We are pleased to inform the Ghalca family that the committee finds all the candidates impressive with good qualities and ideas to lift the association when given the opportunity.”All the candidates are hereby cleared to proceed with their respective campaigns ahead of the elections scheduled for 21st January, 2021.”Incumbent Kudjoe Fianoo and challenger Isaac Koomson will go toe-to-toe in the Chairmanship race.Fianoo, who is the overwhelming favourite to clock his second term, is being challenged by policeman Isaac Koomson.Koomson – a former GHALCA vice-chairman lost to Mr Fianoo in the last election four years ago who is still popular within the football circles.Many had anticipated that he would contested unopposed before Koomson threw himself into the race.Vice-chairman Alex Ackumey is surprisingly being challenged by Ebusua Dwarfs John Ansah – who is gunning for another seat on the GHALCA council after spending eight solid years as a Premier League representative.Ansah has completed his two-term mandate but shockingly keen to remain on the council for another four years to complete an astonishing 12-year period- a move which has been heavily criticized.Its’ widely believed he has the full backing of Ghana FA boss Kurt Okraku to unseat Alex Ackumey which could further polarized the football space.Liberty Professionals dynamic chief executive Linda Ansong will contest as a Treasurer but will must fend off competition from Justice Boison.West African Football Academy (WAFA) operations manager George Ofosuhene is seeking another term as a Premier League representative on the council.He must fend off competition from former Asante Kotoko official Edmund Ackah as well as King Faisal sporting director Nana Amankwah.Two will be elected onto the council.Chief Executive Officer ofDanbort FC,Eugene Nobel Noel and Felix Bewu of Heart of Lions will jostle for one of the slot as representative of the National Division One.Grassroots man Eugene Jacquaye is also contesting a seat on the council but faces competition fromEmmanuel Opoku as representative of Division two.Edna Quagrin and Anita Wiredu will be contesting for one slot on the council as well.The candidates will undergo integrity checks by the election committee, and have their nomination papers scrutinised by the oversight panel.The election panel expects to formally admit and declare the candidates who are eligible for the office of GHALCA.The election will be held January 21, 2021 in Accra.The election panel is headed by former Ghana FA vice-president Fred Pappoe with Inter Allies vice-president Delali Senaye and Enam Dzakpasu as members with veteran Oduro Nyarko serving as member secretary.

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