Kurt Okraku has been elected as the new Ghana Football Association (GFA) president.
He won the presidential elections after three rounds of voting at Friday’s Elective Congress held in Accra.
Here is what you need to know about Kwesi Nyantakyi’s successor in his own words:
My name is Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku. The name Okraku definitely rings a bell in the history of football in our beloved Ghana.
It was, therefore, not by coincidence that my experience with the beautiful game started at a very early age (17-year-old) when I formed Shooting Stars FC, a colts club at Achimota. Since then every step I have taken has been in connection with the football industry.
My love for the beautiful game has sent me on a great journey to becoming a sports journalist and seasoned football administrator.
From becoming Chairman of the ever famous colts club, Jawara Babies, to Communication Director of Afienya United FC to being one of the first students.
I have owned and continue to own a colts football club. I have owned a division three club, successfully owned a division two club, a division one club and been involved in the management of a number of premier league clubs. Thus, I have seen it all at every stage of our football ecosystem and in a position to lead the resolution of the challenges that confront the industry.
Again, from managing the Ghana League Clubs Association to attaining a Masters in Business Administration in football Management from the prestigious University of Liverpool, trained by the very best, I believe I am well prepared for the quest I am embarking on.
I believe that preparation is everything and my resume below depicts my training and development for this moment: