Kurt Okraku: Ghana FA President co-opted onto Caf Executive Committee
Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt E.S Okraku has been co-opted onto the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (Caf).
The elevation to the apex group of Africa’s football governing body comes as a result of a recent decision to admit leaders of the continent’s five regional bodies – Wafu Zone A, Wafu Zone B, Cecafa, Cosafa and UNIFFAC.
The Union of North African Football (Unaf) is already represented on the Executive Committee by Libya’s Abdulhakim Al Shalmani who is an elected member.
The tireless work of these regional bodies and their role in the development of the game across the continent has resulted in the Caf Executive Committee, led by President Patrice Motsepe, co-opting them.
And by virtue of his role as leader of Zone B of the West African Football Union (Wafu) – a position he has held for almost a year (since May 22, 2021), Mr. Okraku joins the Caf Executive Committee to directly represent the interest of the 7-nation bloc.
The Ghana FA President has already hit the ground running by attending a couple of Caf Executive Committee meetings.
The newly co-opted Caf Executive Committee members – who will have no voting rights – are:
Wafu Zone A – Mustapha Raji – Liberia
Wafu Zone B – Kurt E.S Okraku – Ghana
Cecafa – Wallace Karia – Tanzania
Cosafa – Set to elect a new leader
UNIFFAC – Jean-Guy Blaise Mayolas – DR Congo