GHALCA suspends Kurt Okraku indefinitely

Published on: 15 July 2011

By Patrick Akoto

One of Ghana's finest football administrators Kurt Okraku has been suspended as the CEO of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), as the turmoil within the organisation seems to be spiralling out of control, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.

Okraku, the only person in Africa with an MBA in Football Administration, was slapped with the indefinite suspension on Thursday night, just hours  ahead of Friday's emergency general assembly.

Chairman of GHALCA's interim management committee Alhaji Raji Ali slapped the Liverpool University trained administrator with the letter for absenting himself from office on Thursday.

Okraku, a member of the Interim Management Committee, was asked to step-aside for what the body describes as "lapses in the discharge of his duties."

But Okraku was on another official duty chairing the FA Cup committee in the absence of substantive chairman, chief Lepowura Alhaji Jawula.

Okraku confirmed his suspension but refused to elaborate when contract by Asempa FM.

"Yes I can confirm that I have received a letter to that effect and so I have taken it in good faith and will give me the chance to rest," Okraku said.

"I won't say anything more than that but at the right time we will see how it goes."

The latest incident is expected to widen the already volatile relationship that exists between some clubs and the IMC and Friday's meeting will prove consequential to their stay in office.

The locus of the five-man interim committee headed by ex-Eleven Wise Executive member Alhaji Ali Raji has been questioned after handing Kotoko a 10, 000 Ghana cedis fine and one-year ban.

It will be recalled that the entire executive body GHALCA were forced to resign en block following allegations of financial malfeasance and lack of accountability.

Comments

  • DERICK
    says: 8 years ago
    THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING
  • Sammy Heywood Okine
    says: 8 years ago
    ARE THEY SERIOUS OR JOKING WITH OUR GAME.ALHAJI RAJI SHOULD SIT UP AND NOT SPOIL THE GOOD REPUTATION GHALCA HAS BUILT
  • Opoku Richard
    says: 8 years ago
    Ghanaian won't mind Alhaji Raji,he go on and do what he wanna 2 do
  • Obuaba
    says: 8 years ago
    This Alhaji Raj guy is very stupid.does he think Ghana soccer belongs to him or what. some few weeks in an acting capacity and he is settling personal scores.How can Illiterate like this head GHALCA.he will collapse GHALCA.
  • Teflon
    says: 8 years ago
    I felt sorry for Ghalca and his entire organization cuz how can a persons like Alhaji Raji will have the guts to suspend some one like Kurt Okraku from the office in what they call office lapses. I don't want go personal but some of us in the football fertanity knows exactly were this stupid idea came from and knows who are behind it but we shall all keep close eyes on the so call IMC till the final minutes and the whole world will see who Alhaji Raji and his allieds are. U BETTER WATCH UR BACKS CUZ IS COMING PRETTY SOON.