A striker’s main job on the field of play is just to score goals but finding the net becomes difficult when a player is plagued by injuries. The story of Prince Okraku falls within this introduction.
Okraku joined Premier League survivors, Eleven Wonders on loan for the just ended 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season after struggling to pick a regular shirt at Dreams FC.
He quickly hit the ground running for Wonders with some breathtaking performances. He etched his name in the books of Wonders as a super-substitute due to his output any time he joined the fray for the Techiman based club.
He was however rocked by a sudden muscle injury which kept him out for close to three months, shattering his dream of notching more goals.
He however returned in the dying embers of the season to help in the survival battle of Eleven Wonders which they eventually escaped at the end of the season.
He talks to Africa-foot.com about last season.
“First of all, I just want to thank God for a successful season. I’m really grateful to God, I’m really grateful for my fans, my managers and each and everyone who supported me throughout this season.
“It has been sad moments, happy moments and easy moments for me.
“I may say this is my second season in the Ghana Premier League and this [2020/21] was my best season so far.
“I just thank God for everything. Football, there will be injuries and other stuff.
“I have been sidelined for three months but I just thank God I came back to accomplish it, so I’m grateful [to God].” Prince Okraku told Africa-foot.com
The rugged striker played 13 games for Eleven Wonders, scoring three goals in the process. He is expected to return to his mother club, Dreams FC where his next destination will be determined.
The 24-year-old Okraku re-joined Dreams FC after leaving Israeli club, Maccabi Tel Aviv where he spent a brief loan spell.
He has had a short loan spell at fellow Israeli side, Beitar Tel Aviv Bat Yam which he joined for more playing time after challenges in commanding a regular shirt at Maccabi.
He featured briefly for Dreams FC in the truncated 2019/20 league season before his move on loan to Eleven Wonders in the 2020/21 season.