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CAF President Backs Nyantakyi for Re-Election


President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr. Ahmad Ahmad, has entreated Kwesi Nyantakyi to seek re-election for the Ghana Football Association presidency in 2019.

Nyantakyi has reiterated on several occasions that he would vacate the Ghana FA hot seat when his tenure expires in 2019 – having occupied the position since 2005.

Several leading members of the Ghana FA have urged him to have a change of mind and contest again – a thought which has not gone down too well with a fairly large section of the football fraternity.

But in an interview with Starr FM, Ahmad posited that all the stakeholders still need him, and that he had a moral obligation to serve his country for as long as the people support him.

“If the government, if people ask him to continue, then why must he stop? The people need him, the stakeholders need him so why must he not contest again?,” Ahmad told Starr FM.

“We are here to serve our nation; and service to your country comes first, and so I will advise him to seek re-election”, he stressed.

Nyantekyi currently doubles as vice-president of Africa’s governing body, CAF, and also occupies a position on the FIFA Council, making him one of the most powerful men in the football world.

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