Mensah facing Akpokavie challenge in Ghana Olympic Committee Presidential election


Ben Nunoo Mensah has pledged to leave a “huge” legacy if he defeats Richard Akpokavie to secure another four-year term as Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) President.

Akpokavie is set to go up against Mensah when the GOC stages an Elective Congress in Accra tomorrow.

The challenger is reportedly leading an 18-member team consisting of 17 men and one woman challenging for positions within the GOC.

But Mensah, who has been GOC President since 2017, remains in an optimistic mood ahead of the election as he bids to extend his reign and lead the organisation at the 2023 African Games in Ghana.

“I won’t use the word confidence for myself, but I would say that I have belief in the delegates because of the work we have done together,” Mensah told Ghana Web.

“People say I have done this for the GOC, but I did it together with the National Federations, the delegates.

“We’ve worked together, so they would want us to keep working together.

“So as much as you would say fear delegates, I would say have confidence in delegates because whatever we’ve been able to achieve we did it together.”

Mensah claimed he had achieved 80 per cent of his targets since replacing Francis Dodoo as head of the GOC four years ago.

“If four years is enough to leave a legacy then eight years would be a good time to leave a huge legacy,” Mensah added.

“There are so many things we have done and key among them is opening up the GOC and the Federations feel part of it.”


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