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Ms. Amanda Clinton becomes first ever female to contest the GFA Presidential Elections

Ms. Amanda Akuokor Clinton

Former counsel for the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ms Amanda Clinton picked the forms at GFA secretariat on Tuesday 17th September 2019 and having passed the vetting, will contest the GFA Presidential Elections scheduled for October 25 in Accra.

She joins 5 other male contenders Kurt Okraku, George Afriyie, Fred Pappoe, Nana Yaw Amponsah, and Lawyer George Ankoma Mensah who are all vying to head the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Ms. Clinton seeks to make the association an attractive modern entity bursting with billions of dollars and also propel Ghana to the pinnacle of world football if she is voted to head the GFA on 25th October, 2019 in Accra.


Ms Clinton is optimistic every football club in the country trusts her to lead the FA and respond to FIFA concerning “why the GFA should remain” and not be dissolved, hence, she noted, the clubs and relevant stakeholders will not find it difficult to trust her one more time “to ensure that the GFA is not only rebranded but sold to corporate Ghana properly and take GFA to the next level”.

Profile

Amanda is the Founding Partner of Clinton Consultancy and a dynamic lawyer who was called to the Bar in England and Wales thirteen years ago and the Ghanaian Bar ten years ago. Amanda is a litigation expert with extensive corporate law experience in the U.K and Ghana. As one of the most recognised commercial lawyers in Ghana, she is regularly instructed by international clients who require bespoke, timely and accurate Due Diligence Reports as well as Legal Opinions: corporate, banking, telecommunications, property & construction and energy & infrastructure. Her firm also offers public-private partnerships services to clients.

Recent her high profile cases include representing Ghana Football Association as they made formal responses to the Government of Ghana and FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland and representing different international corporate clients who invested in Ghana’s largest ponzi scheme to date (Menzgold).

She regularly represents international clients in commercial matters and arbitration proceedings and her background includes legal, policy, drafting, regulatory and advocacy work. Amanda also holds an M.Sc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Having trained as a pupil Barrister at the highly respected Pump Court Chambers in London under the training of Oba Nsugbe Q.C SAN, Amanda went on to additionally qualify at the Ghanaian Bar. Subsequently Amanda spent 3½ year as a State Attorney at the Attorney General’s Department in Ghana, where she carried out a  variety of work in the newly re-established International Team and liaised with government departments on a wide range of civil matters and court cases.  Amanda further represented Ghana in China to discuss maritime boundary issues with her international counterparts and contributed significantly to the settlement agreement that was reached with Kosmos in relation to a 2010 oil spill.

Amanda’s strengths include her ability to interact and coordinate with a variety of stakeholders and manage simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment whilst being discreet and professional in every circumstance. She is also analytical and possesses meticulous communication skills. Amanda is very familiar with making board-level presentations on a variety of technical, business, industry and sectoral areas and litigating on behalf of business clients.

Story By: Joshua N.A. Botchway

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