Frank Nelson commends Kurt Okraku, MTN FA CUP committee

Accra Hearts of Oak Board member Frank Nelson Nwokolo has commended the MTN FA CUP committee for the tremendous job they have done in organizing this year's competition.

The MTN FA CUP trophy tour kicked-off at the Hearts Secretariat on Thursday with members of the MTN FA Cup committee meeting the hegemony of the club.

And Board member of the club, Frank Nelson Nwokolo, insists the first point of call is a sign of what is to come.

“I equally believe that it is not by accident or just because we are in Accra that we find the trophy here.  Things happen the way it happens but sometimes we don’t understand it,” Nelson Nwokolo told

“But I believe this trophy coming to Accra Hearts of Oak, landing here and then going to move from here to Tamale, it means it has got a base here in Accra and the base is Accra Hearts of Oak secretariat so as the trophy is here in our secretariat, we are just waiting for the 29th October to bring it back to Accra.

“I mean you can move a cup from one position to another just like football, but there’s a position the person plays so this trophy is playing in a position in Accra, and the position is the secretariat of Accra Hearts of Oak so I believe that come 29th [October] at Tamale, I am sure definitely the trophy will be handed over to Accra Hearts of Oak and then we will fly it back to Accra.”

Frank Nelson also reserved some special praise for Kurt Okraku and the MTN FA CUP committee for the yeoman’s job done in organizing this year’s competition.

“I think the organization of this year’s FA CUP has been tremendous,” he continued. “The FA Cup committee have been tremendous, creative in their job, they have used the media, and whatever means it takes to promote the game. MTN equally has stood behind them in terms of supporting them financially. This is the first time we are seeing this trophy tour, it is an incentive and an added situation we all need to appreciate and I appreciate the committee, especially their chairman Kurt Okraku. I think Kurt is very creative with his team – young guys around him giving him results – and if you see what we are seeing today, I have no doubt that these guys know what they are about so I am sure things will get better.”