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GFA President Kurt Okraku claims resigned Communications Director Tamimu Issah didn't believe in his leadership

Published on: 21 February 2020

Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku believes Communications Director Tamimu Issah resigned because he didn’t believe in his leadership.

Tamimu announced his resignation on Wednesday after working at the association for 14 years. He had risen through the ranks to become acting Communications Director.

According to him, 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 said on Joy FM.

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.”

According to reports, Henry Asante Twum will be named new Communications Director in the coming days.



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