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KURTeous support: Ghana FA President calls for support for Black Meteors ahead of U23 AFCON

Ahead of the U23 AFCON Tournament to be hosted in Morocco next month, President of the Ghana FA Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku has urged Ghanaians to support the team in their quest to qualify for the Olympic Games.

Ghana nearly qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 after the heroic performance of the U23 at the AFCON in Egypt in 2019.

But a last-minute penalty miss ended the dream of the team of returning to the Olympics since their last appearance in 2004 in Athens.

Led by the same manager – Ibrahim Tanko – who last qualified the team to their last AFCON in 2019, Kurt believes that with support from Ghanaians, the Meteors will return to the Olympic Games again.

“Since we qualified for the tournament, the technical team has been working behind the scene to ensure we have the right level of mentality for the players.

“We have a competitive team and I believe with the right levels of support from the FA and government through the Sports Ministry, Ghana will be represented by warriors who will play their hearts out to ensure we qualify.

“With prayers from the 30 million Ghanaians, I am sure we’ll make it,” he told Juliet Bawuah in an interview on SuperSport.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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