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Randy Abbey has his eyes on Ghana FA presidency - report

Published on: 21 May 2014
Randy Abbey

Randy Abbey has his eyes on the Ghana FA presidency, according to reports in the local media.

The new Heart of Lions majority shareholder is believed to be nurturing the ambition of becoming the next FA chief and will contest Kwesi Nyantakyi at next year’s polls.

The Executive committee member of the Ghana FA is reported to have started the ground work to have his candidature endorsed by some high profile personalities before he declares his intentions officially.

Media reports have suggested that the ambitious football administrator is keen to unseat incumbent Kwesi Nyantakyi for the top post in what could be a hugely contested battle at next year’s congress.

Mr. Abbey has insisted in the past that he was not keen on the challenging Nyantakyi and only focused on helping him to succeed.

But he feels the time is now ripe for him to take a parting shot at the presidency having worked his way through the football ladder.

However, the former Hearts of Oak spokesman will however face a stiff competition from  a man who is gradually becoming a dominant figure on the African continent.

There are increasing signs that the 44-year-old could go unopposed following his outstanding performances over the last eight years which has seen Ghana move from global also-rans to permanent impressive World Cup participants.

Nyantakyi has remained a cult figure since he ascended the presidency, making him a powerful force to contend with.

But Abbey potential challenge to his seat will create exciting times in the Ghanaian football arena.


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • benito says:
    May 21, 2014 04:33 pm
    God forbid!!!this opportunist will never and can never head FA,he should go ahead with his politics and leave the beautiful game to those who wouldn't play politics with it.
  • Opoku says:
    May 21, 2014 12:56 pm
    As long as he's not trying to line his pocket change will always be welcome.