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07.01.2020 Football News

GFA Boss Kurt Okraku Expresses Desire To Win U-17 And U-20 World Cups

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
GFA Boss Kurt Okraku Expresses Desire To Win U-17 And U-20 World Cups
LISTEN JAN 7, 2020

Mr Kurt Okraku, the head of the Ghana Football Association has expressed his desire to lead the country to win the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups.

This comes after the technical teams for the national teams were dissolved by the Executive Council of the country’s football governing body.

In an interview with Joy FM, the Football Association needed a new direction to achieve their ambitions by seeing the Black Stars doing better in competitive matches and seeing the U-17 and U-20 teams win the FIFA World Cup.

“We know we have an assignment for the various national teams coming up but we [Executive Council] took the decision by dissolving the technical teams because we needed a new direction,” he said.

“The Black Stars will play 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March. The Black Queens, the U-17 and U-20 also have an assignment but my desire is to see the Black Stars breaking the record by playing in the semifinals of the World Cup.

“I want to see the U-17 and U-20 winning the FIFA World Cup and you can’t do that without taking bold decisions,” he added.

The Black Stars became the first African country to play in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

However, in 2009, Sellas Tetteh led the Black Satellites to win the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Egypt.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist