GFA Elections 2023 : “The Woman King” Gifty Oware Mensah makes final list of candidates for showdown

The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Women’s Premier League Berry Ladies Football Club, Mrs Gifty Oware -Mensah has made the final list of candidates for the 2023 GFA Elections as released by the Elections..

The 2023 Ghana Football Association Elections is set to take place on October 5, 2023 in Tamale after the GFA rescheduled if from the initial date of September 27,2023.

Gifty Oware-Mensah who joins the race for the first time will be going unopposed for the only slot allocated for Women’s Football in this year’s elections.

The astute politician cum football administrator who has curved a niche for her self in football administration is expected to complement the works of the GFA President Kurt Okraku in getting women football to the highest point.

Women football under the Kurt E.S Okraku Administration has received a massive improvement from Sponsorship, Promotion, Support for teams and other technical support for coaches and administrators.

About Gifty Oware- Mensah

Gifty Oware-Mensah, a dedicated advocate of football since her early days, stands poised to make an indelible impact as the female representative on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) board.

From grassroots to executive roles, her journey has been marked by passion ,dedication ,and a commitment to enhancing women’s football.

Her unwavering enthusiasm for sports ignited during her school years, where she actively participated in inter school competitions across Greater Accra and Eastern regions. Progressing to tertiary education, Gifty led
as Team Captain for the Independence Hall Female Team at KNUST, catalyzing a surge of interest in women’s football.

With a decade-long involvement in football, Gifty’s achievements extend beyond the field. Her instrumental role in organizing the 2011 Sammy Kufuor Testimonial match showcased her organizational prowess. Bolstered by a wealth of experience, Gifty’s mission is to uplift her community and promote women’s football.

Her dedication led her to purchase and transform Halifax Ladies in to Berry Ladies FC, fostering growth and providing playersviable

Gifty’s extensive academic journey ,spanning universities like Liverpool John Moore, University of Birmingham, and Kwame Nkrumah University ofScience and Technology, reinforces her dedication.

Armed with degrees in Development Policy, International Business Management, and more ,she embodies a holistic approach to community development through sports.

Her strategic mind set is evident in her roles, including Deputy Executive Director of the Ghana National Service Scheme, overseeing 140,000 graduates annually.

Gifty’s leadership extends to her Vice President position at Berekum Chelsea and Vice Chairperson role for the Women’s League Super Cup, catalyzing unprecedented growth.

Her crowning achievements include leading Berry Ladies to four Ghana Football Award nominations and a groundbreaking victory as Best CEO of the Season in the 40 under 40 Awards Sports category.

Under her leadership ,Kumasi Sports Academy has risen through grit and determination.

A true philanthropist, Gifty’s influence transcends football. She spearheaded renovations for Supreme Ladies’ club house, showcasing her dedication to community upliftment.

Gifty Oware-Mensah’s vision transcends boundaries. As a Ghana Football Association Executive Council member, she envisions a global, world-class standard for Ghana’s prestigious football competitions.

Her commitment to women’s football empowerment, coupled with her managerial acumen and philanthropic endeavor, solidifies her as a game-changer in Ghana football.

Gifty Oware-Mensah represents not only the aspirations of women’s football but also the transformative power of passion and dedication in shaping the future of the sport.

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