Gruzah pulls out of GFA presidential race

Author: Samuel Amoesi
Alhaji Karim Gruzah
Alhaji Karim Gruzah

Alhaji Karim Gruzah, owner of Division One side, King Faisal FC, has pulled out of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidential race.

According to the astute football administrator, his decision to stay away from the contest was upon further consultation with his family and other personalities in the football fraternity.

The controversial football administrator, however, indicated that he has shifted his focus to the position of an executive council member of the local football governing body. 

“My children have been following the GFA race since i declared my intention to contest and they together with other personalities have spoken to me not to contest and I have accepted their advice, “he told Accra based Asempa FM on Wednesday.

He continued. "Isha Allah my eyes are now set on the executive committee where I think i will help in the decision making process. Even with that, if I get the slot or otherwise, I will still thank God. I am not the only person who can turn the fortunes of the association", he said

Alhaji Gruzah further indicated that he has not declared his support for any of the aspiring candidates yet, but will do so after they have been vetted.

“For now i am not rushing to declare who I will support, those aspirants are all my sons and nephews. I will only declare my support for one of them after the vetting processes are over," he explained.

Alhaji Gruzah who has over 40 years’ experience in the activities of Ghana Football underscored the need for the association to have a visionary leader to lift the image the association from its current state to an appreciable one.