Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kurt Okraku says football is safe with him in charge despite the backlash and the criticisms.
Mr Okraku on Friday, August 11 officially filed his nomination to seek a second term in office.
Speaking to the press, he emphasized the importance of unity and collective efforts in the management of the sport.
He expressed gratitude towards the delegates who rallied behind his nomination by attending the filing ceremony at the FA headquarters on Friday.
“Ghana football has suffered. Ghana football has struggled but Ghana football is on the rise. Ghana football, most importantly, is in safe hands,” he said.
“The safe hand is the one addressing all of you. The trusted leader is the one speaking to all of you. People believe in leadership and trust in leadership. Most importantly, the trust in the vision of the leader.
“We’re here today to say one thing: we are together. We’re together in good times. We’re together in bad times. Our game will go through bad times but our game will go through a lot of good times.
“We have to come together as one family. That is the essence of being in football. My hands are open and I’ll welcome other minds at all times because it is the strength that I pick from the other minds that make this family a unique and strong family.
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all the Women Premier League clubs, Premier League clubs, Division One League clubs, Regional Football Associations and all constituent bodies for your undiluted support behind this mission.
“The pledge as we have shown today is that we are firmly committed to develop football, we invite everybody who believes in this vision and has the right level of skill set and everybody who is committed and willing to be part of this agenda.
“Ghana football, again, is in safe hands,” he added.
Mr Kurt Okraku is however expected to face a tough competition from former Ghana Football Association (GFA) vice president, George Afriyie who has also filed his nomination to contest for the presidency.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Elective.