Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has charged new West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B president, Kurt Okraku to guard against mistakes.
The Ghana FA boss was elected the WAFU Zone B president at the 14th General Assembly on Saturday, May 22 in Accra.
Kurt was elected unopposed by the fourteen countries present at the elective congress.
NFF president, Amaju Pinnick says Kurt must make little to no mistakes in his new position.
“My brother Kurt Okraku is somebody that, even though relatively new but if you see him in CAF and even in FIFA, you will know he is somebody that is loved by all, you know.
“He just came in and his next is WAFU [ZONE B] president.
“There were a lot of people there before him but because of the fact that he has demonstrated enough leadership spirit, a lot of dexterity, oneness, unity of purpose, so we decided at that point, that he should be the one to lead us.
“It’s a very very critical leadership mantle thrown on him because, like I said, this zone is the most successful zone in the continent of Africa.
“It is a footballing zone, so you minimize or you do not make mistakes at all,” Pinnick said.
However, Pinnick is of the view that Kurt will have a good tenure as he is ready to learn from the experienced hands.
“But the good news about it is that, he wants to learn, with his leadership dexterity, we will be there to assist him.
“We want to make this zone [WAFU ZONE B] the signature of all eyes, we want to lead other zones not just in footballing but administration organization, physical discipline and those are the kind of things that will bring in good things.” Pinnick added.
Kurt replaces Nigerien FA capo, Djibrilla Hima who stepped down after seven years in office.
Djibrilla stepped down to focus on other activities at CAF’s Executive council.
Kurt will finish the remaining term of Djibrilla until 2022.