The newly-elected Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku has lined up a fake doctor and a group of friends to handle both Ghana’s national football teams, including the Under 20 team.
These appointments officially announced on Tuesday, comprise mainly family members and friends to whom he worked with at his Dawu-based football team called Dream FC.
Whatsup News can confirm that the newly appointed Under 20 National Coach, Abdul Karim Zito; the teams’Physiotherapist, Gilbert Yankson and the team’s doctor, Philimon Mensah were all exported from Kurt Okraku’s Dream FC, where he was the Executive Chairman before he won the elections to head the GFA.
Interestingly, Whatsup News can confirm from documentations available to it that the Team’s doctor is a quark who is not recognised by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council.
Dr. Philemon Mensah owns Philteng Medical Centre which has since been closed down by the Medical Council.
Additionally, Whatsup News has intercepted an enquiry made in June 2019 to verify the authenticity of Dr. Mensah. The response from the medical and dental council categorically stated that he is not registered and cannot practice in Ghana.
The enquiry was made a certain lawyer called Ebenezer Y. Gyamerah in 2019. On June 26, 2019, the Ghana Medical and Dental Council wrote back saying Dr. Mensah “cannot practice medicine or dentistry in Ghana”.
The response from the “The name Philemon Mensah cannot be traced on any of our registers (Provisional, Temporary or Standing). This implies that Philemon Mensah is NOT registered with the Medical and Dental Council and, therefore, cannot practice in medicine or dentistry in Ghana, as provided by Sections 29 (i), 43 and 48 (i) (ii) of the Health Professions Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 (Act 857).”
This brewing scandal at the notorious GFA is threatening to engulf the new GFA boss in an unending controversy, barely three months after his confirmation.
His Predecessor, Kwasi Nyantakyi was kicked out of the GFA after he was exposed for serious corruption and match-fixing.