Ramatu claims three officials withdrew FA endorsement due to fear

first_imgFormer GFA presidential hopeful, Ofeibia Ramatu, has claimed that three of the 10 delegates who endorsed her candidature withdrew in fear in the lead up to the recent elections.According to her, the three had hastily withdrawn their endorsements after they expressed fear that their teams would be relegated should they be seen as being against Kwesi Nyantakyi.Ramatu, who had publicly stated her intention to contest the incumbent GFA boss, could not do so because she could not meet the requirement of getting 10 signatures from registered club owners.The 35-year old claims that she, indeed, secured those signatures, as she told Kumasi-based Otec FM“…some of the teams [delegates] who endorsed my forms later begged me to withdraw their signatures. Out of the ten people who endorsed my forms for me, three of them came begging me because they fear being relegated in their respective leagues.”Describing herself as a ‘juvenile coach and lover of grassroots football’, she added: “Ghana football is in total darkness. We should wake up to help grow our football and forget about power.” It is however unclear why Ramatu is only disclosing this now that the elections are over. The congress was shrouded in controversy after a lawyer, John Quayson, tried to use the courts to stop proceedings, citing procedural irregularities.Gunning to become the first ever female GFA boss, Ramatu was looking to challenge Nyantakyi, who has led the country’s football governing body for 10 years.He was re-elected to another four-year term on Tuesday at an extraordinary congress in Tamale after contesting as the only candidate.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img