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"Takyi-Arhin statement most unfortunate" - Oduro-Nyarko

Published on: 29 June 2011

Veteran administrator Samuel Oduro-Nyarko has bemoaned statements made by his colleague Takyi-Arhin which sought to label him amongst others vying for the executive committee position of the Ghana Football Association as ‘errand boys’.

The Wa All Stars CEO believes his track record and experience has earned him a place on the prestigious committee and must not be taken for a ride.

“I am one if not the oldest congress member and have sat in about 30 of its sessions,” he told Asempa FM.

“So for someone to downplay my competence and experience is most unfortunate.”

Out-spoken football administrator Takyi-Arhin a day earlier had expressed his excitement at news that ‘men of substance’ had picked forms to contest elections onto the executive committee.

According to him, the game had stalled over the past few years due to growing sycophancy and greed on the part of officials of the Ghana FA.

“I get very excited when I hear names like Emmanuel Kyeremeh, Moses Armah and Felix Ansong picking forms for the executive committee position because these are men of substance, not errand boys,” he told Asempa FM.

“These are very accomplished personalities and therefore there will be no way one can influence or coheres them in taking any kind of decision that will hurt Ghana Football. In fact, Ghana Football is about to get richer with these people involved.”

Some of the casualties to his statement include Randy Abbey and Kofi Maanu.

Nominations for the elections was closed last Friday and is scheduled to take place on a detailed time-table.

Constituent bodies will be the first to go to the polls on 13 July, while the others are scheduled between 20 July and 2 August.

The swearing in of the new executive is scheduled for August 4.

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