On Friday, Kurt Okraku was elected as the new President of the Ghana Football Association.
The election came after 13 months of normalization of Ghana football following an expose on football corruption in Ghana by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Kurt, as he is popularly called, emerged winner after three rounds of voting and polled over 90 percent of the votes, after his main challenger, George Afriye, stepped down for him.
Who is Kurt Okraku, the new Ghana FA boss?
- Kurt holds a Masters degree in Football Management from the University of Liverpool.
- He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ghana
- He has a Hospitality and Tourism Management certificate from the Manchester Trinity College.
- He holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
Early career in football
- At age 17, he formed Shooting Stars FC, a youth club in the suburb of Accra.
- He was made the chairman of the famous colts club Jawara Babies and later Communication Director of Afienya United FC.
- In 2006, Accra Hearts of Oak SC appointed him as the club’s Communications and Marketing Director.
- In 2009, he formed the Premier League side, Dreams FC.
- He was the chairman of the MTN FA Committee
Career in Sports Journalism
- Between 1999-2000, he was the Deputy Sports Editor at Radio Gold.
- He also became Sports Editor at Groove FM, Accra, and
- Sports Producer/Presenter at Radio Universe 105.7fm.
- Kurt is married but has kept his family away from the public
- He was born in Achimota and named Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku.
- His grandfather was a football administrator.
- Kurt is believed to be in his 40s.
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