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The Unnoticed Truth behind Gifty Oware-Mensah’s Campaign to join GFA’s Executive Council Representatives

The Unnoticed Truth behind Gifty Oware-Mensah's Campaign to join GFA's Executive Council Representatives

The Un-noticed Truth behind Gifty Oware-Mensah’s Campaign: In a groundbreaking development for women’s football in Ghana, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) earlier announced a slot for GFA Executive Council on the ticket of Women’s Football Representative hence the launch of a campaign by Gifty Oware-Mensah dubbed ” The Gifty’d Hands” at LA Palm Royal Beach. This move signals a significant stride towards promoting gender equality and enhancing the role of women in the country’s football administration.


The Unnoticed Truth behind Gifty Oware-Mensah's Campaign to join GFA's Executive Council Representatives The Unnoticed Truth behind Gifty Oware-Mensah's Campaign to join GFA's Executive Council Representatives


Dr. Gifty Oware-Mensah, a prominent figure in Ghana’s football landscape, boasts an impressive track record of advocating for women’s participation and empowerment in sports. Her interest to join the race and hailed as the potential Executive Representative for Women’s Football reflects her commitment to fostering a more inclusive and diversified football environment.

Gifty Oware-Mensah Filing for nomination

The “Giftyed Hands” campaign which saw it trending on twitter as number 4 on 10th of August 2023, aimed to highlight Gifty’s extensive experience in the sport and her relentless dedication to women’s football development. As a former player, co-owner of two female clubs in Ghana, and an active member of various women’s football initiatives, Gifty’s decision has garnered enthusiastic support from players, coaches, administrators, and fans alike.


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Attendees which comprised of various stakeholders in the political, banking and sports industry on Thursday, 10th August 2023 expressed their excitement about her move to change the narrative, emphasizing the need for progressive voices in football administration to drive positive change. Giving time to speak that day, they highlighted Gifty’s passion for the sport and her clear vision for advancing women’s football, making her a compelling candidate for the role.

The “Giftyed Hands” campaign will encompass various elements, including online endorsements from prominent figures, female footballers who have passed through her clubs, radio and tv tours where Gifty will engage directly with stakeholders to discuss her vision and ideas for women’s football development in Ghana.

“I am truly honored and humbled by this move by me and the support I am receiving,” Gifty Oware-Mensah said in a statement. “Women’s football has immense potential in our country, and I am committed to working closely with all stakeholders to create a vibrant and thriving environment for female players, coaches, and administrators.”

Mrs. Gifty Oware-Mensah at the Launch


Her Support Systems present that day encouraged everyone who shares a passion for women’s football development to join the campaign and show their support for Gifty Oware-Mensah. With the backing of the female football communities, her decision aims to reshape the landscape of women’s football in Ghana and inspire future generations of players and leaders.


As the campaign gains momentum, Gifty’s journey toward becoming the Executive Council Representative of Women’s Football promises to be a historic moment for Ghana’s football fraternity, underscoring the GFA’s commitment to driving positive change and equality within the sport.


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The Compelling Case for Voting for Gifty Oware-Mensah

As Women’s football community rallies around the groundbreaking campaign to vote, Mrs. Gifty Oware-Mensah’s qualifications and contributions shine brightly, making a compelling case for her election. Here are several key reasons why Samuel Kwame Boadu’s Journal’s Sports Team thinks Gifty deserves your vote:

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1. A Lifetime of Dedication: Gifty Oware-Mensah’s journey in football is not just a story of passion; it’s a testament to a lifetime of dedication. From her early days as a player to her current role as a co-owner and CEO and advocate, Gifty has consistently demonstrated her commitment to the sport. Her decades-long involvement reflects her unwavering dedication to the growth and success of women’s football in Ghana.

2. Player and Ceo Experience: Having experienced the game both as a player and CEO, Gifty possesses a unique perspective that few others can offer. Her deep understanding of the challenges faced by players and coaches equips her to advocate for comprehensive solutions that cater to all aspects of women’s football development.

3. Vision for Empowerment: Gifty’s vision for women’s football extends beyond the field. She envisions a future where young girls see football as a pathway to empowerment, leadership, and personal growth. By electing her as the Executive Council Representative, you’re endorsing a leader who is committed to creating an environment where women in football thrive on and off the pitch.

4. Bridging the Gap: Gifty recognizes the existing disparities between men’s and women’s football, and she has a concrete plan to bridge this gap. Her track record of involvement in various women’s football initiatives demonstrates her ability to bring together stakeholders and drive change that is inclusive and beneficial for all.

5. Collaborative Leadership: Gifty’s leadership style is rooted in collaboration. She believes that sustainable change is achieved through collective efforts. Her reputation for working harmoniously with various stakeholders, including players, coaches, administrators, and fans, ensures that her tenure as an Executive Council Representative would be marked by unity and progress.

6. Forward-Thinking Advocacy: The role of an Executive Council Representative requires not just understanding the present challenges but anticipating future needs. Gifty possesses the foresight to champion initiatives that will future-proof women’s football, ensuring its growth remains robust for generations to come.

7. Inspiring Role Model: By electing Gifty Oware-Mensah, you’re not just choosing a representative; you’re endorsing a role model. Gifty’s journey, filled with triumphs and challenges, serves as an inspiration to young girls dreaming of a future in football. Her election sends a powerful message that leadership knows no gender boundaries.

8. Commitment to Transparency: Transparency and accountability are paramount in football administration. Gifty’s commitment to openness ensures that decisions are made collectively, and the interests of women’s football are at the forefront of every action taken.

In the campaign to appoint Gifty Oware-Mensah as the Executive Council Representative in Women’s Football, her qualifications, experience, and visionary leadership make her the ideal candidate to drive positive change and create a lasting impact. Your vote for Gifty is a vote for a brighter future for women’s football in Ghana, where every player, coach, and enthusiast can thrive and succeed.

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With the above listed, let’s see how she captures them in her policies…


In a blog by CEO of Kafui Spot, Gloria Kafui Kuzo, she stated in her post that the CEO of Berry Ladies Football Club, Gifty Oware-Mensah outlined her Six pillars of Women Football Strategy during her launch of “The Gifted Hands” at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel on August 10th, 2023.

Her Manifesto which serves as her blueprint to incorporate and give an outstanding position to women in sports, is backed by her interest in the 2023 Ghana Football Association (GFA) elections as a GFA Executive Council member.



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To be continued…..



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