The Chief Executive Officer of Nzema Kotoko, Mark Addo has been elected vice-president of Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The astute businessman hammered the pack in the race by polling 65% of the votes cast to seal a complete whitewash of his opponents to become Ghana football’s second most powerful man.
The unassuming colossus annihilated his opponents by grabbing six of eleven votes of the Executive Council of the Ghana FA to become the man to assist GFA President Kurt Okraku on the mission of transforming the game in the country.
Mr Addo will serve a four-year term alongside Mr Okraku who gained the position two weeks ago.
He brings on board his massive experience, contacts and knowledge in the business world which is much needed at a time Ghana football needs big sponsors to spur the game in the country.
Mr Addo, who is Chief Executive Officer of second tier side Nzema Kotoko, was thought to be the underdog in the race involving heavyweights Randy Abbey and Dr Toni Aubynn who are vastly experienced in football administration in Ghana.
But, he proved that underdogs are still dogs that can bite by embarking on a clever campaign without any media razzmatazz by convincing his colleagues about his big business background that would be used to attract big sponsors for the game in Ghana.
His direct messages to his colleagues instead of making media interviews looks to have won him the needed support that helped him to the surprise victory.