Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kurt Okraku, has landed a top regional position after being named 2nd Vice President of the West African Football Union (WAFU).
The young leader of the Ghana federation was named to the role on Thursday by West Africa’s governing body as his stock rises on the continent.
The soft-spoken football administrator landed the position following the completely praiseworthy strides he has made on domestic football after just one year in charge.
The progress he has made on rebranding the game in Ghana and also injecting commerical and business approach to football in the country has not gone un-noticed by his peers in West Africa.
The progress he has made on the GFA, has sparked WAFU Zone B to quickly instal him into the role as per the statutes of the Union so the region can rapidly benefit from his expertise.
Okraku became President of the GFA following a closely contested elections held in Accra last year.
The soft-spoken football administrator has won many admirers with his approach to issues since ascending on the throne.
He is widely hailed for changing the narrative by being transparent and accountable to the football fraternity.
Mr. Okraku holds bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana, trained as a journalist at the Ghana Institute of Journalism and also an MBA holder from the University of Liverpool. While in the UK, he also received various certificates in marketing, hospitality and tourism management.
The former Dreams FC bankroller is an astute football administrator and has his name synonymous with football administration serving on various executive committees of the Ghana Football Association as well as the national team, Ghana Black Stars.
He again served as the administrative manager of Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) from 2008 to 2010.
Before ascending the eminent GFA Presidential throne, Mr. Simeon-Okraku was the Chairman of the MTN FA Cup Committee, a position he held flawlessly to the admiration of all and Sundry.
He is therefore in no doubt well-equipped to hold the fort on the West African Zonal front