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Ace sports journalist Kwabena Yeboah backs under fire Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

Published on: 22 July 2014
Kwesi Nyantakyi

By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter; @iamrahmanosman

Veteran sports journalist Kwabena Yeboah has thrown his weight behind Ghana Football Association boss Kwesi Nyantakyi in the wake of recent calls for his removal by his critics.

Some fans have been vociferous calling for the resignation of Nyantakyi who head of the team management committee at the World Cup.

But Yeboah, who was a commentator for AUB during the tournament in Brazil, says it will be in the interest of all Ghanaians that Nyantakyi remains at post.

“I think calls for the current FA to step aside is way off the mark,” Yeboah said on his Sports Highlight Show on Ghana Television.

“We as a nation should search deep into matters that went wrong, and try to find practical solutions to the problems and not try to victimize individuals.

“We have enjoyed tremendous success under the current administration and I believe we can do same with a few corrections.”

Off the field issues and player revolt wrecked the team’s campaign as they suffered two defeats- against USA and Portugal- and an explosive 2-2 draw with winners Germany.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Nii-Bi says:
    July 22, 2014 11:57 am
    The big question here is; who is going to investigate who...! I personally believe in one thing. Without any doubt Mr Nayantakyie came and has done what he could. He should leave before he councel all his good efforts he has archieves! This is not a time to compromise wrong doing Mr Kwabena Yeboah!
  • citizen concerned says:
    July 22, 2014 12:11 pm
    only manu,appiah and all ashanti or akan lads always calling for his stay since the fiasco ,we've never heard of any other tribe supporting his stay but you.Ghana has to move on,we've had other presidents before he came on to the scene,it's not his fathers property the GFA presidency,any ghanaian can also do more if only the funds are available, period.
  • Paul Yaw Kodom says:
    July 22, 2014 12:59 pm
    There should be a big shake-up in Ghana Football Association.
  • Rasheed says:
    July 22, 2014 01:12 pm
    What else do you expect from an opportunist like Kwabena Yaboah?,of course to support his corrupt master.That is our problem,always talking about the past whiles we continue to wallow now.The fact is Nyantakyie has run out of ideas and has messed up,so has to step down for someone with fresh ideas.
  • Tanko says:
    July 22, 2014 08:18 pm
    @Kwabena Yeboah: you're one person I respected a great deal since the time Abedi pele and Tony Yeboah and you were one commentator who always fought for players right and welfare. You've worked with many FA Presidents than any current journalist around except for may be Carl Tuffour. I even doubt Carl Tuffour know more than you do. For the above stated reason, I expect you to be crystal clear on the current trends on Ghana football. I don't believe it's your sincere opinion to keep Nyantakyi as FA president. Would you sincerely re think your stand on pointing out that Nyantakyi should be left alone for the post of FA president. With all due respect: I'd like to point out to you that Nyantakyi lost the zest we saw in him in 2005 till 2010. Yes! He became corrupt and has no respect for stake holders in general. You name it and, I'll tell you. It's enough and high time for nyantakyito leave the scene for someone else. Nyantakyi is not the only one Ghana can boast of. There a lot of folks who can equalled and surpassed Nyantakyi's achievement right there in Ghana. Why can't a respectful and senior journalist see these facts but rather joining the group of pull Ghana soccer Down syndrom. All those rooting for Nyantakyi's retention don't want the best for Ghana soccer.