Kwesi Nyantakyi elected Ghana FA president for third consecutive term

Kwesi NyantakyiThe 47-year-old has been given the nod by delegates to serve another term at the extra-ordinary congress in Northern Regional capital Tamale

Kwesi Nyantakyi has been re-elected as president of the Ghana Football Association for a third straight term.

The legal practitioner contested unopposed after other interested candidates failed to fulfil the requirements before the deadline, notably the submission of forms.

This is the second time Nyantakyi has contested for the position unopposed after a similar trend in 2011 saw the likes of Vincent Sowah Odotei and Neil Armstrong Mortagbe- both former CEOs of Accra Hearts of Oak- disqualified.

There were uncertainties about the elections after a private legal practitioner resorted to litigation to place an injunction on the entire process.

However, the case was dismissed at the Accra Fast Track High Court on Friday paving the way for Tuesday’s event.

The Ghana FA will later follow up with elections for the regional and district level football administrators before the executive committee elections.

Nyantakyi expressed his delight at the confidence reposed in him by the delegates.

“The trust you have in me comes with a duty to serve all members of the Association and I will do my best to fulfil that responsibility without fear or favour, without discrimination and with the sole objective of upholding the statutes and regulations of the GFA.

“A new term in office is a new opportunity to build on the huge successes we have chalked over the past ten years including but not limited to three successive appearances at the World Cup and Africa’s only U20 World Cup title,” the Caf executive committee member said.

“A new term in office also gives us the chance to fix our shortcomings and set new milestones to put the game on a stronger footing in Ghana.

Nyantakyi went ahead to outline some of the things he seeks to work on during his new term of office.

“Women’s football couldn’t have attained its current stature without the sacrifices of distinguished women such as Lenier Addy , Helena Cobbina and Abiba Ata just to mention a few.

“In addition, we will tap into the expertise of the big women football countries on the implementation of a long-term plan aimed at enhancing the development of women’s football in Ghana.

“We will continue with our new measures of improving the colts leagues and youth football like the free training courses for coaches of colts clubs while encouraging Premier and Division One League clubs to entrench themselves into the U17 leagues to churn out more talent. The burgeoning football academies in the country will be supported to grow as they are also providing exciting new talent for the country,” he outlined.

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