Vice President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to Football Association chiefs to vote for GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi who is contesting for a slot on the CAF Executive Committee.
John Mahama threw his support behind Nyantakyi and lobbied for other Presidents to do same when he inaugurated the FIFA Goal III project at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram on Wednesday January 26.
The call by the Vice President seems to put an end to allegations of government interference in the administration of the Ghana Football Association.
Allegations of government interference in the affairs of the FA were rife after the government nominated Abedi Pele to contest for the CAF Executive Committee member slot and withdrew its support for Nyantakyi, after giving his consent months earlier. The decision was later rescinded after FIFA threatened to ban Ghana for alleged government interference.
The Project is a newly built multi-purpose dining and conference facility plus kitchen. The GFA complemented the funding for the project which costs $425,000.
The FIFA Goal Project is aimed at bridging the gap between the developed and advanced European countries and the under developed nations in Africa, Asia and South America to bring parity.
Twenty (20) football Association presidents on the African continent were guests of the GFA during the ceremony.
Inaugurating the project, Vice President John Dramani Mahama said considering the strides that Ghana has made in world and African football the country deserves a place on the Executive Committee of CAF hence his call for the support of Nyantakyi.
“I am told that next month in Sudan, African football chiefs would be electing some of their colleagues as members of the Executive Committee of CAF. In view of the strength that Ghana has made in world and African football it is our view that Ghana deserves every encouragement to have a place on the Executive Committee of CAF”.
“It is against this background that I wish to solicit for support of all our African FA presidents here and those not here to support the candidacy of the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi”.