Sports Ministry withdraws directive

13 years ago

The Ghana Football Association has confirmed receiving a letter from the Ministry of Sports withdrawing its earlier directive to have Abedi Pele replace FA President, Kwasi Nyantakyi as Ghana’s nominee for a Caf Executive Committee post.

FA Spokesperson Randy Abbey said: “The GFA has taken delivery of a letter dated 12th November and signed by the honourable minster herself with respect to Abedi Pele.

“We hope this brings to a closure the unnecessary tension caused by the earlier request so we can all focus on campaigning for Mr. Nyantakyi.”

The Sports Ministry's latest move follows a response from the Ghana Football Association's Executive Committee resisting the said directive.

The FA quoted Article 18 (3) of the CAF Statutes that mandates the relevant National Association to put forward the names of candidates, explaining that, that was contrary to the Sports Ministry's moves.

“The decision of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was pursuant to Article 18 (3) of the CAF Statutes which states that "Names of candidates for membership of the CAF& FIFA Executive Committees shall be submitted by the relevant National Association at least ninety (90) days before the date of the General Assembly of which this item is on the agenda. All outgoing members are eligible for re-election".

Kwesi Nyantankyi remains the nominated candidate by the FA's Executive Committee for the position for a Western Zone B seat on the Caf Executive Committee.