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GFA ELECTIONS 2023: Kurt Okraku shows leadership, preaches unity after filing his nomination

To him, unity is a key element needed in the inner fabric of the game to ensure development and progress

President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku has urged all members of the football family to embrace unity to facilitate the development of the game.

To him, unity is a key element needed in the inner fabric of the game to ensure development and progress.

Mr. Okraku, in addressing the media minutes after submitting his form to seek re-election as president of the Ghana FA called for a common sense of purpose and unity to accelerate growth in the industry.

In a massive show of leadership, Kurt called on all to eschew all divisiveness and unite for the common purpose of the game.

“We have to come together as one family. That is the essence of being in football. My hands are opened and I’ll welcome the other minds at all times because it is the strength that I pick from the other minds that make this family a unique and strong family,” noted while addressing the media.

“Football brings us all of us together. Football provides our youth with an opportunity to realise their dreams and so football and footballing products must be delivered in a serene and respectful atmosphere,” he said.

“We’re here today to say one thing: we are together. We’re together in good times. We’re together in bad times. Our game will go through bad times but our game will go through a lot of good times.

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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