Newly elected President of Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kurt E.S Okraku has paid a curtesy call on dancehall artiste Shatta Wale. JoyNews gathered that the GFA President met with the artiste on Friday at the Kwarleyz Apartments at Airport, Accra. Mr Okraku who was elected to head Ghana Football exactly a week ago, met Shatta Wale as part of an aggressive campaign to bring all hands on deck to revive Ghana football.
The GFA President, a source told JoyNews is a strong Shatta Wale fun and believes the artiste has the potential to bring the youth on board to revamp the country’s football. Mr Okraku discussed with the artiste ways they’ll use music and football to empower the youth and get them off the streets.
Shatta Wale who was clearly elated by the meeting said in a post on Facebook, that he believes it’s a new dawn on the country’s football. “It’s a dawn of a new beginning for Ghana Football. I had a great with the newly elected GFA President Kurt E.S Okraku, discussing how to empower the youth and move Ghana Football to the next level”. The Talking Over hit singer said. Shatta Wale also presented some chains to the GFA president which JoyNews gathers symbolises hope.
Mr Okraku defeated 5 competitors to become the 2nd GFA president in 14 years. He was confirmed 93 out of 120 votes after two rounds of voting failed to produce the clear winner. His closest challenger former Vice President of the FA, George Afriyie conceded defeat at the start of the 3rd round, leaving delegates to affirm Okraku Overwhelmingly.