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VIDEO: This powerful speech of President Okraku at Tongraan Palace can move you to tears

Ghana FA Boss Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku paid a courtesy call on the paramount Chief of Talensi Traditional Area – Tongraan Kugbilsong Nanlebegtang on Thursday evening ahead of the commissioning of the Winkogo Technical Development Center.

The call was to announce the arrival of the GFA President to the overlord of Talensi and to report on the state of the Winkogo Technical Center.

The Ghana FA President Kurt Okraku and his team were welcomed by the Tongraan amidst excitement and praises.

Kurt in a powerful speech explained why the upper East Region was chosen for the for the construction of the facility.

He further encouraged the people to make judicious use of the facility to aid in talent identification in a bid to nurture the next Abedi Pele.

The Tongraan, a former Member of Parliament for Talensi and Board Chairman of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) applauded the decision of the FA to site the facility on his land, praising the FA President for his vision of making football accessible to all.

He advised the FA to continue to help in the development of the game as they are currently doing and to assist other regions with similar facilities.

Watch the video of the president’s speech at the Tongraan Palace below:


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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