Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku has made a surprising upward thrust in soccer administration as he has joined the aficionado of the game via turning into a member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) following a recent selection of Africa’s soccer governing body.
The Ghana FA President is among five leaders of Africa’s regional our bodies being co-opted to serve on the CAF Executive Committee.
CECAFA boss Wallace Karia of Tanzania, UNIFFAC leader Jean Guy Blaise Mayolas from DR Congo, WAFU A chief Mustapha Raji of Liberia and Libya FA President Alshelmani Abdulhakim Abraheem of UNAF are among those named. COSAFA elects a new chief in the coming days.
The decision to go the astute administrator to be amongst the pinnacle aficionados of football on the African continent marks a sharp rise for Ghana Football Association (GFA) President.
The 50-year-old, who is just getting into his 0.33 year as the GFA leader, has been regarded for the dazzling work he has carried out with Ghana in a short time and also in West African as the President of WAFU B regional body.
The tireless work of the regional our bodies and their position in the development of the sport throughout the continent has resulted in CAF, led with the aid of South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe, to co-opt leaders of the regional bodies to serve on the effective Executive Committee.
The selection capacity Okraku, who is the President of WAFU B, has emerge as a member of the Executive Committee which offers him the opportunity to immediately serve on the continent and make contributions to the development of the recreation at the very best level.
The Ghana FA president has already attended a few meetings of the CAF Executive Committee following the choice to co-opt leaders of the regional bodies.
Okraku has chalked massive astonishing feats on the grounds that taking cost as the GFA President in simply over two years and as the leader of WAFU B in simply one 12 months and has already made his presence felt at some stage in CAF meetings.
He has been credited for the quick return of Ghana to the top of African football with the aid of their recent qualification to the 2022 World Cup after latest setbacks that led to the putting up of a Normalisation Committee and has put the united states on the right track for the reason that winning the GFA election simply over two years ago.
Last year he was named as the new President of (WAFU) Zone B after he used to be unanimously authorized as the new leader of the regional physique through the all seven member associations.
He took cost following the decision of the incumbent Djibrilla Hima Hamidou to step down from the position, one year earlier than the cease of his mandate.
The President of the Niger Football Federation stood down from the leadership position, paving the way for Okraku to proceed the remaining time period of office.
The Ghanaian stood unchallenged as all the seven countries in the quarter accredited him as their new leader earlier than fresh elections are held.
The famous former sports activities journalist holds an MBA in Football Management from the prestigious Liverpool University in the United Kingdom.