WHO IS KURT E.S OKRAKU? Background information on Ghana FA president Featured

25 Oct 2019
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Ghana FA is set to go on a journey with Kurt E.S Okraku who was voted as the president at Accra today.

The question now is who is Kurt E.S Okraku?

Kurt journey into the world of football started at the age of 17 years when he formed Shooting Stars FC, a youth club in Accra.

Since then Kurt has one way or the other being involved in football.

In the University, he volunteered in a radio station as a sport presenter while studying.

He was once the Chairman of the ever famous colts club, Jawara Babies, and also Director of Communication of Afienya United FC.

He has a Masters in Business Administration in football Management from the University of Liverpool.

He owned a youth club, also a division three club, owned a division two club, a division one club and have been involved in the management of several Ghana premier league clubs

He has been involved in every level of football in Ghana and now he's set to run Ghana Football Association for the next four (4) years.

Below are his information on his educational background and football administration

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

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

FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

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

Youthful Age: -Director of Jawara Babies Colts Club, Owner of Shorting Stars FC Colts Club, Achimota, Accra

By Ayodele Emaye

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