The Executive Chairman of Dreams FC, Mr Kurt E S Okraku says plans are far advanced to set up a charity fund to support members of the communities in which the club operates as well as to help raise talents for the club’s feeder teams.
According to him, the fund, which will be supported mainly by the players, both home and abroad, is meant to inculcate the habit of giving in them.
Speaking at the launch of the club’s 10th anniversary celebration held at the NMC Nurses Hostel at Shiashi in Accra on Monday, April 8, Mr Okarku said: “We look to intensify our corporate social responsibility drive by primarily inculcating the spirit of giving back to society in all our players. Hence the establishment of the DFC Charity Fund.”
“This fund has been set up by management to provide a unique platform for all our players, both in the current squad and those abroad to give back to the society that has always supported them in diverse ways,” he added.
From right: President of Dreams FC, Mohammed Jiji Alifoe, a fan, Kurt Okraku and Ameenu Shardow, Administrative Manager of the club
Mr Okraku touched extensively on the history of the club focusing on the formation stage, the earlier struggles and challenges, the relative successes as well as their projections for the future.
On achievement, he said: “Earlier this year, we took a bold step to set up Dreams Tamale to cater for the enormous talents from the Northern part of the country. I am very happy to announce that plans are far advanced to extend the Dreams FC franchise to the Brong Ahafo Region where we intend to put up a youth team.”
He mentioned that as part of the activities to mark the anniversary, the management will commission a new club house in Dawu at a date to be announced later while a testimonial match will be played in honour of one of the committed players of the club, Eric Gawu in August.
The Dreams FC boss used the occasion to thank President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah and members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sports and Culture for their diverse contributions to ensure the resumption of football activities on the local scene.
Mr Kurt Okraku joined hiplife musician, Jupiter and some of the players on stage to sing the Dreams FC anthem