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A closer look at GFA President Kurt Okraku as he turns 49

By Vincent Ashitey
GFA President Kurt Okraku
GFA President Kurt Okraku
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Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku (born 1st June, 1971) is a Ghanaian football administrator who serves as the President of the Ghana Football Association since October 2019.

He beat off competition from five other candidates following a run-off at Extraordinary Congress in Accra.

After three rounds of voting, Mr. Okraku stood tall, winning with over 96% after going unopposed in the final round following George Afriyie’s concession.

Kurt Okraku is a former sports journalist and past Executive Chairman of Dreams F.C.,

He also served on various executive committees of the Ghana Football Association as well as the national team, Ghana Black Stars.

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2006 – Hospitality and Tourism Management – Manchester Trinity College, UK  2005 – MBA (Football Management) – University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK 2004 – Microsoft Certified System Engineering – Tech Connect, Manchester, UK 2003 – First Aid Course for First Aider – Manchester, UK  2001 – Advanced Certificate in Marketing – Emile Wool Colleges, London, UK  2000 – Diploma in Journalism – Ghana Institute of Journalism, Ghana  1997 – Bachelor of Arts Degree – University of Ghana, Ghana.

 1997 – Certificate of Attendance: Price Water House Associates Course in contracting out and privatization for Ghana Civil Services, Ghana

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 2018: Chairman, Local Black Stars Committee  2017-2018: Chairman, MTN FA Cup Committee  2016-2017: Vice Chairman, MTN FA Cup Committee  2015–2018: Member, GFA Executive Committee  2010-2016: Member, MTN FA Cup Committee  2011-to date: Executive Chairman, Dreams Football Club & its feeder clubs  Still Believe FC – 2nd division club,  In God We Trust SC – colts club,  Dreams Tamale FC – 2nd division club

 2011: General Manager, Wassaman FC

 2009: Formed Dreams Football Club

 2008-2010: Administrative Manager, Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA)

 2006–2007: Communications and Marketing Director, Accra Hearts of Oak SC

 2004-2009: Director, Proton Marketing and Management Service, UK Consultant

 2003-2007: Consultant, Jehovah Nisi International Soccer Promotions, Israel

 2001-2005: Consultant, All Sports Management Consult, Manchester

 1999-2000: Deputy Sports Editor, Network Broadcasting Ltd (Radio Gold)

 1998-19999: Sports Editor, Groove FM, Accra

 1997-1998: Public Relations Department, Ministry of Youth & Sports (Ghana)

 1996-1999: Public Relations Officer, Afienya Untied FC – Tema, Ghana

 1996-1999: Sports Producer/Presenter, Radio Universe 105.7fm

 Early Ages: -Director, Jawara Babies Colts Club – Owner, Shorting Stars FC Colts Club, Achimota, Accra

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2005 – How can financing of football clubs in Ghana be improved? Liverpool Mgt School, University of Liverpool, UK  2005 – Broadcasting Revenue: Has the bubble burst? – Football Industry Group Conference, Liverpool, UK  2004 – SOCCEREX- “When football meets business”- Annual Participant in various countries  2004 – GOODMANS – Maximizing IP Rights in football Conference – Surrey.

Source: primesnewsghana with additional files from Ghanasoccernet