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Meet Amanda Akuokor Clinton, the woman who wants to be Ghana's first female FA Prez

By Vincent Ashitey
Amanda Akuokor Clinton
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Amanda Akuokor Clinton wants to do something no Ghanaian woman has ever done - become President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Best-known for representing the GFA as they made formal responses to the government of Ghana and FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland and representing different international corporate clients who invested in Menzgold, the lawyer has now turned her sights on becoming the new face of the GFA.

Amanda says she has the capacity to sell the GFA to the corporate world and internally, she hopes to adopt the Servant-Leadership Model to revamp the GFA into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.

"With my leadership, the GFA will be transformed into a multi-billion dollar enterprise that the world will have to come and look at in order to see how we did it," she says in her manifesto titled: Metamorphosis of the Ghana Football Association.

She says if elected, she will vacate her role at Clinton Consultancy which would be handled by solely her partner and twin sister Bianca Akweley Clinton Esq.

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.

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 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 three and half years 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.