2024 U7 WAFU B U17 Cup of Nations: Kurt Okraku meets LOC; urges maximum effort for successful tournament

Published on: 15 May 2024

WAFU B President Kurt Okraku met with the leadership of the sub-regional body and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the WAFU B U-17 Cup of Nations that commenced on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Accra.

The meeting, held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, primarily focused on the preparations and general expectations for the tournament, which is being hosted by Ghana this month.

Okraku emphasized inclusivity, creativity, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to excellence.

He advised the leadership of the Organising Committee and the WAFU Zone B team to put together a splendid tournament, urging them to be tolerant and patient in dealing with the participating teams and any organizational challenges that may arise.

The meeting was attended by Match Commissioners, top officials of WAFU, including Media Director Ibrahim Saanie Daara, Coordinators Samira Ghartey and Ama Brobey-Williams, and Head of Security, John Ansah.

Vice-Chairman of the LOC, Robert Otieku Duncan, and member Paul Anyaba were also present.

The seven countries participating in the youth tournament are hosts Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin, and Togo.

Ghana will open the campaign with a challenging match against neighbors Cote D'voire on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, with kickoff at 16:00GMT (4 pm local time).

The sub-regional tournament, which serves as the qualifying pathway for the 2025 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, will run from May 15-28, 2024, at the University of Ghana Stadium.