Okraku:Our dream now a reality

Author: George Ernest Asare
Kurt Okraku-Dreams CEO

After a decade of existence as a Premier League side, the management of Dawu-based Dreams Football Club says they are on course to transform the team to be one of the most well-endowed sides in the country.

The CEO of the club, Mr Kurt Okraku insists that the club has over the past 10 years systematically built on their structures, as well as the plan of providing career-enhancing opportunities for their youngsters which is evidenced in the professional stints some of the club’s players are enjoying abroad

 “Since 2009, a lot of our products have found themselves in stellar clubs in Europe and the global market of footballing across the world, and are competing favourably with their peers,” Mr Okraku told Graphic Sports Online in an interview.

He said currently, about 21 players who without Dreams FC would not have had opportunities to nurture and develop their talents “have blossomed into full fledged stars, playing in Europe and other parts of the world .”

He named Baba Abdul Rahman, John Antwi, Benjamin Tetteh, Bashiru Alhassan, Emmanuel Sowah, John Otoo, Emmanuel Lomotey, Sharani Zuberu, Bashiru Abdul, Khalid Basit, Rashid Saani, Janeed Haruna, Clifford Hanson, Bashiru Abdul, Khalid Basit, Bernard Quansah, George Jabeng, Johnson Oppong and Lawson Bekoe as some of the players who had been transformed into world class stars playing in various parts of Europe who had enhanced their careers and through that had become breadwinners for their families.

According to Mr Okraku, the club had also since 2009 been at the forefront of providing various social interventions to the youth in communities in their neighbourhood with the view of supporting them to turn their lives around for the better.

Responding to a question on how management had realised its dream of establishing Dreams FC, he noted that “the dreams of giving livelihood to children from the neighbourhoods in Ghana is fully on course, and on that score, I believe we have overly achieved it.”

On why the club was christened Dreams FC, he explained that it was reflective of why it was set up: To offer hope to the hopeless in society.

“We established Dreams FC basically to actualise the dreams, hopes and aspiration of usually, boys from the hoods of Ghana who under normal circumstances would not have had any means of competing favourably with their peers at the global market of football competitions,” he explained.