President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku, has been co-opted into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football.
The Ghana FA President is among five leaders of Africa’s regional bodies being co-opted to serve on the CAF Executive Committee.
Okraku is President of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B.
The move is part of CAF’s plans to make all regional Football Association heads members of the continental football governing body’s highest decision-making committee.
CECAFA boss Wallace Karia of Tanzania, UNIFFAC leader Jean Guy Blaise Mayolas from DR Congo, WAFU A leader Mustapha Raji of Liberia and Libya FA President Alshelmani Abdulhakim Abraheem of UNAF are among those named. COSAFA elects a new leader in the coming days.
The 50-year old was named WAFU Zone B President after securing unanimously approved as the new leader of the regional body by the all seven member associations.
He took charge following the decision of the incumbent Djibrilla Hima Hamidou to step down from the position, one year before the end of his mandate.