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It is not yet time for anyone to contest me for Ghana FA Presidency, says Kwesi Nyantakyi

Published on: 23 May 2014
Kwesi Nyantakyi expects to run unopposed in 2015

By Ameenu Shardow

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Kwesi Nyantakyi insists it is not yet time for him to exit his post as President of the Ghana FA - giving the clearest indication that anyone who emerges to contest him will be crashed.

The professional lawyer has been in charge of Ghana football since he fortuitously acceded to the highest office in 2005 to replace Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe.

Nyantakyi has since impressed, leading the Black Stars to three successive World Cup qualifications and initiating major structural changes in the administration of football in the country.

The Ghana Premier League has seen tremendous improvement in terms of sponsorship under his reign.

Nyantakyi was also heavily endorsed at the polls to become a member of the powerful CAF Executive Committee in 2011 on the basis of his exploits in Ghana.

His administration has however been accused of overly concentrating on the lucrative Black Stars to the detriment of the domestic game where many believe is deteriorating in quality due to the unrelenting mass exodus of players to foreign leagues primarily to benefit from better working conditions.

Some dissenting fans and members of the media have thus called for a change in the leadership at the Ghana FA but Nyantakyi says that time is yet to come with the next presidential elections scheduled to come off in 2015.

“I will be the one to will tell whether it is someone’s turn to succeed me [as Ghana FA boss],” he told Asempa FM’s Fire for Fire presenter Patrick Osei Agyemang (Countryman Songo).

“It is not time for the old ones [who previously contested him] how much more an emerging one?

“I am not God but I have the gift to see if the time is right for anybody to take over from me.

“But that time is yet to come.”

Nyantakyi’s comments serves as a massive indication of his preparedness to crash anyone who emerges to contest him for the Ghana FA Presidency in 2015.

Reports fast circulating indicates that Ghana FA Executive Committee member and former spokesman of the association Randy Abbey is preparing the grounds to contest.

But sources close to the Heart of Lions owner suggests otherwise.

Former Executive Chairman of Asante Kotoko Dr. K.K Sarpong has also been rumoured to be eyeing the top seat but he has stated on several occasions he is not interested in the post.


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  • 21guns says:
    May 23, 2014 08:59 pm
    @Divaro, the stars won by 6 goals to 1, Atsu the wizkid scored a hat trick, Muntari blasted a strike as usual to score... I am not going to judge them from this game, am waiting for the Netherlands game to judge them.
  • 21guns says:
    May 23, 2014 08:59 pm
    @Divaro, the stars won by 6 goals to 1, Atsu the wizkid scored a hat trick, Muntari blasted a strike as usual to score... I am not going to judge them from this game, am waiting for the Netherlands game to judge them
  • Divaro says:
    May 23, 2014 08:38 pm
    What's the outcome of the match guys?
  • nana says:
    May 23, 2014 09:30 pm
    @ spellBound, do you have to see a word or its implications, you have showed your ability, lol All the man was implying is guys is not time yet to challenge me for the post, why all these chastising .read but don't just read you hve to understand implications, where did you go to school homie.
  • fascomay1 says:
    May 23, 2014 10:51 pm
    This is exactly WHY WE ARE called AFRICANS only in this part of the world would you hear highly placed individual spit such *** with them mouth. I CALL THEM EDUCATED ILLITRATE
  • Divaro says:
    May 23, 2014 11:39 pm
    @12guns, thanks for the update bro.
  • Rasheed says:
    May 23, 2014 03:53 pm
    You are a corrupt fool Nyantakyie and very ugly too.
  • Zola says:
    May 23, 2014 02:37 pm
    Masa dat plac daz is nt belng to u ohh...
  • Zola says:
    May 23, 2014 02:38 pm
    Masa dat plac daz nt belng to u ohh...
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 23, 2014 02:51 pm
    Nyantakyi, u sound boastful. your tone is analogous to that of a dictator claiming "divine right" to rule. humble yourself. Ameenu [email protected]#king shardow, learn the difference between crash and crush..
  • nas says:
    May 23, 2014 07:59 pm
    @banga whatsapp with the martch I hope no injuries to any of the players
  • nas says:
    May 23, 2014 07:58 pm
    @banga whatsapp with the march
  • banger says:
    May 23, 2014 06:42 pm
    Guys they showin the match on utv ghana
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 23, 2014 07:09 pm
    masa, which one of the forumites has mentioned anything about tribes or Ashanti??? don't start an argument that ISN'T there. all the comments on this page are in relation to what nyantakyi said except for your ignorant comments... on merits, nyantakyi has done arguably well, but even the most beloved of all leaders mustn't say what he said... his comments are a true sign that his post is getting to his head.. and that his statements imply that he cannot be replaced. next time, find better ways to be relevant to the conversation...smh
  • dede says:
    May 24, 2014 12:35 am
    @nana this Nyantakye guy is not an Ashanti go and check ur facts well b4 pasting unnecessary comment here concerning tribes. what is the meaning of bcos is an Ashanti? TRIBALISTIC FOOL,BONGA FISH
  • Pierreson De Conquis says:
    May 25, 2014 03:56 pm
    nice one der spellBOUND. I cant bliv people are so tribe-conscious that they start to think along that line once sumthing is said. Its bcoz of these ethnocentric individuals that Ghana is struggling. Regardlez of wat Nyantakyi has done for the FA he shdnt say sumthing of that sort. Being the gentleman he is he shd noe statements lyk that only breed power struggle nd brings nothing gud. And he shdnt forget that pride comes before a fall
  • Pierreson De Conquis says:
    May 25, 2014 03:42 pm
    Nice one der spellBOUND. I cant bliv people luv 2 create issues out of nothin. Perfect reply for a tribally-conscious jerk
  • Leslie says:
    May 24, 2014 09:30 am
    this man is talking as if the GFA is his property, Ghana wake up.
  • papa nkrumah says:
    May 24, 2014 09:47 am
    I think the fa president has been one of the best fa presidents not only on GH but also in Africa. If indeed he spoke like that then it was very disrespectful and stupid!
  • papa nkrumah says:
    May 24, 2014 09:51 am
    I think the fa president has been one of the best fa presidents not only on GH but also in Africa. If indeed he spoke like that then it was very disrespectful and stupid!!!
  • togbe says:
    May 24, 2014 08:27 am
    You see why some of us want change?..this man sees his post as a chieftancy something o. Hmmmmmmm Sanni Dara sef come dey shock me pass.
  • Don Justy says:
    May 24, 2014 06:51 am
    judge Nyantakyi by his works. i guess he's been impressive than many of the F A capos before him. In anyway, stop the Stupid tribalism stunt. FYI Nyantakyi is not AN ASHANTI. HE IS FROM WA, in the upper west region of Ghana. He was just named after someone.
  • andy hama says:
    May 24, 2014 06:57 am
    Another Putin and his Oligarchs,this asshole should shut up,what impudence to talk to a whole nation like that.He Kwesi Nyantakyi may seem to have been successful now that we have GNPC petrodollars to spend in millions,which could otherwise have been used wisely on building teaching hospitals for suffering ghanaians in all our regional capitals.The fool dares talk to us this way,what has he achieved , nothing.No Nations cup to show for it.As a ghanaian based in Cameroun,he reminds me of a certain Iya Mohammed,their former FA president arrogant as he is, now languishing in jail in Yaounde for embezzlement of state funds and acute corruption.Please Pres. Mahama run a forensic audit on this guy and his cronies, and I bet you all ,you'll find cracks and consitent siphoning of all the petrodollars you spend on the Black Stars so far. Nail the motherfucker!
  • Coach says:
    May 24, 2014 07:02 am
    This Nyatakyi guy is a fool and very annoying. Who does he think he is huh? How can you be such arrogant and power drunk; is the FA your family property? No wonder you are so corrupt and you steal with impunity. If nobody contests You I will. Fool
  • kofi Appiah says:
    May 23, 2014 03:33 pm
    sadam hussein of ghana. how can u talk like this.
  • Ghanaman says:
    May 23, 2014 04:33 pm
    Money chopper. He choo money for fun monday to sunday. This local game of the blackstar is a money chopper. I am in accra today i will not pay money for the game for this man to chop
  • nana says:
    May 23, 2014 05:46 pm
    Talk about what he has done and what he hasn't, don't target him as an individual or because he is Ashanti Judge him on merits , don't b blinded by tribalism is not modern but too old,we r mmoving forward with Nyantakye
  • Necy says:
    May 23, 2014 05:58 pm
    U are a stupid and brainless greedy bastard!!!
  • Leblue says:
    May 23, 2014 08:51 pm
    Can't you people talk without insulting? Aba! How were you brought up? What has beauty got to do with this? Demonstrate maturity to give meaning to good parenting. I don't think you were brought up by disrespectful elders. If you disagree with him and don't like his comments, as wise as you claim you are, the best was to offer your wise counsel rather than insult.
  • OGYA says:
    May 23, 2014 09:44 pm
    Its unbelievable how arrogant this guy has become. So he feels that being the chairman of the GFA is his God given right. Now I see the mentality of Ghanaians. No one person should be allowed to run any government organization for as long as he wants whether he was successful or not. He Nyantakyi cannot have all the ideas in the world to transform the GFA. and that is why limits have to be put in place for others to bring new ideas. The most successful countries in the world are democratic and have limits to how long one can rule, this allows for ideas to flourish and not stiffened. This behavior of Nyantakyi the eyes of every Ghanaian, that in our mist are individuals in government who believe that the business of the government is their personal property. Nyantakyi is enriching himself at the mercy of the average Ghanaian. What makes it even worse is the FIFA directive that seeks to prevent any government to directly controlling the SAs thus allowing unscrupulous individuals like Nyantakyi to use these Sports Association's coffers as their personal piggy bank. With his rhetoric, all entities involved should mobilize themselves to remove him from office.
  • banger says:
    May 23, 2014 09:52 pm
  • James, Hohoe says:
    May 23, 2014 10:12 pm
    What does the GFA constitution say about the position of the president. If the duration is at most two terms of four years each, then Nyantakyi's term had ended in 2013. it is very unfortunate for Nyantakyi to have said that. He is behaving like some MPs who since 1992 have been representing their constituencies and are not willing to allow anyone to contest with them.
  • spellBOUND says:
    May 23, 2014 10:27 pm
    wow, if u don't see a problem in what he said, then u enjoy the fruits of a democratic society without truly understanding the gift of what you have.i will answer your question with this.... why lean on implications when the words themselves have been spoken?????