Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has denied ever playing a role to forcibly remove GFA Kwesi Nyantakyi from office during Professor J.E Atta Mills reign as Ghana President.
There were allegations that Vanderpuye wanted to use his affiliation with the ruling party National Democratic Congress to antagonize the FA.
But the Member of Parliament for the Odododiodio constituency denied the allegations.
“It is not true. I remember very well under Professor Mills, what I advocated for as far as the GFA is concerned was a Public Interest Committee,” Vanderpuye told GTV Sports Plus.
“What I advocated for is under FIFA and the International Olympic Committee has also advocated for it.
“I advocated for the Public Interest Committee because if we give someone public purse to run football, the public must have the right to know how that money is being utilised.
“That’s the only problem I had with the FA because I was insisting that the body is put in place.
“We had a long battle but finally it was agreed. Nyantakyi has not done anything to me. We’ve never had any problem, so why would I have a problem with Nyantakyi.
“I don’t care who the GFA President is. Provided football is going on well. Who head the FA doesn’t change anything of mine.”
Vanderpuye was appointed in February this year to replace Dr. Mustapha Ahmed.
He was a former employee of the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as a Sports Broadcaster.