Kwesi Nyantakyi’s Tenure As GFA President Extended
President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi will serve another four years at the helm of the Association after an ongoing congress in the Northern Region capital of Tamale re-elected him on Tuesday, August 18.
Nyantakyi had run unopposed and so needed a majority to be declared re-elected.
Ninety-seven out of 123 members of the 4th Congress voted for the Executive Committee member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Nyantakyi has served as head of the country’s football governing body since December, 2005, having previously been Vice President to Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe.
Under Nyantakyi’s presidency, the Black Stars clinched a first world cup qualification in 2006, a feat which has since been replicated two more times.
“The Black Stars remain Ghana’s flagship brand,” Nyatakyi noted in his acceptance speech, pointing out that the team’s stability in the past 10 years is unrivaled.
“We will build on this stability,” he assured.
He said a mandate to serve another term is a new opportunity to right the wrongs.
“Regardless of our differences, when we work together we can [achieve results],” he said.
Nyantakyi expressed excitement at the new mandate given him by handshaking every single member of Congress.