Habiba Atta Forson: Meet the 74-year-old woman elected onto GFA Executive Council

Habiba Atta Forson: Meet the 74-year-old woman elected onto GFA Executive Council

- Founder of Fabulous Ladies, Habiba Atta Forson, has become the only elected female at the apex decision-making body of Ghana Football Association (GFA)

- The high-achieving woman polled eight votes at the GFA delegates contest to secure the only slot for women on the GFA Executive Council

- 74-year-old Forson defeated three other contenders to clinch the win

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Habiba Atta Forson, 74, has attained a remarkable feat after she clinched a win at a delegates contest to become the only elected female at the apex decision-making body of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Having failed on several attempts, Forson, won the hearts of delegates who helped her defeat a younger Evelyn Nsiah Asare in a close contest.

Habiba Atta polled eight votes to secure the only slot on the GFA Executive Council allocated for women’s football while her close contender, Evelyn Nsiah Asare got seven votes.

Senior sports journalist Rosalind Amoh got one single vote to place third while Edna Quagraine got no vote at all to place fourth.

According to Pulse Ghana, in 2015, Madam Habiba Atta lost to Leanier Addy, who was implicated in the Numer 12 expose’ by multiple-award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

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Trailblazer Habiba Atta is hailed as the person who pioneered women’s football in Ghana.

She founded Fabulous Ladies, one of the refined women football teams in Ghana, which is often mistaken by some fans to be the women’s team of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

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Meanwhile, after nearly 57 years of marriage, former President Agyekum Kufour and his wife Theresa Mensah, remain a reference point for many who consider the couple’s marriage a perfect one.

Certainly not devoid of tensions, misunderstandings and the usual lovey-dovey couples' fights, the two have been together since they tied the knot at a white wedding ceremony in 1962.

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