Kurt Okraku is the new Ghana Football Association President. He was elected today, October 25, 2019, at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons after three rounds of elections. He was affirmed by 93 delegates in the third round of the election.
Mr Okraku now takes over the seat vacated by former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi who resigned in 2018 following damning revelations against him in an exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
But, who is Kurt Okraku and what has he done to be elected GFA President? We’ve got all you need to know about him here:
Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku (his full name) has always been involved in football even in his teenage days. At age 17, he formed Shooting Stars FC, a colts club in Achimota. He was also the director of Jawara Babies colts club at a very young age.
At the University of Ghana, where he had his first degree, Kurt volunteered as a sports journalist with the campus-based station, Radio Univers. He also worked as a sports journalist for Radio Gold and Groove FM.
Kurt has worked with a number of sports consultancy firms in the UK and Isreal. He has also been involved in the management of a number of premier league clubs like Accra Hearts of Oak.
Kurt was also key in the rise of Black Stars and Chelsea defender Baba Abdul Rahman. According to Kurt, he spotted and nurtured him.
1. Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) Philosophy and Religious Studies – the University of Ghana, Ghana (1993-1997).
2. Diploma in Journalism – Ghana Institute of Journalism (1998-2000)
3. Advanced Certificate in Marketing – Emile Wool Colleges, London, UK (2001)
3. Master of Business Administration (MBA), Football Industry – University of Liverpool (2004 – 2005)
4. MBA (Football Management) – University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2005)
5. Hospitality and Tourism Management – Manchester Trinity College, UK (2006)
6. Microsoft Certified System Engineering – Tech Connect, Manchester, UK (2004)
1. Executive Chairman, Dreams Football Club (Jan. 2009 – Date)
2. Chairman, Proton Sports Limited (Jan. 2004 – Date)
3. Chairman, MTN FA Cup Committee (2017-2018)
4. Vice-Chairman, MTN FA Cup Committee (2016-2017)
5. Chairman, Local Black Stars Committee (2018)
6. Ghana League Clubs Association (Jan. 2008 – Aug. 2011)
7. Administrative Manager, Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) – (2008-2010)
8. Communications and Marketing Director, Accra Hearts of Oak SC (2006-2007)
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