Nyantakyi seeks second term

13 years ago

As Congress of the Ghana Football Association readys to elect its President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, the incumbent and sole candidate, promises wide-ranging reforms if re-elected.

Nyantakyi told local radio, Citi FM, on Wednesday that the reforms would seek to improve the game in all areas of the sport “to take Ghana to the bracket of the top leagues of nations in the world.”

The 43-year-old is seeking a second term of office on June 17. He is standing alone after the candidatures of Neil Armstrong Mortagbe and Sowah Vincent Odotei were disqualified following their failure to meet the requirements.

Despite the many successes chalked under his first term in office, the GFA, this year, has been criticized for some shortcomings of some national teams and certain aspects of the game.

Nyantakyi, however, is confident of improving the game and building on the modest gains chalked.

Now, he must first secure more than half of the votes from the 123 delegates who would gather at Prampram for the Extra-Ordinary Session of Congress on Friday to implement his agenda of transforming Ghana football.

“We’ll come out with a blue print for football development. We want to take football to the top, a different level and we want to improve upon the modest level that we’ve chalked over the past five years,” Nyantakyi said.

“I believe with the rest of all of you we’ll be able to take Ghana to the bracket of the top leagues of nations in the world.

“The league, juvenile football, refereeing, coaching, women’s football, administration itself and even in areas that we think we’ve made some strides will still be reviewed with the view of moving forward.”