President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has rubbished claims that his outfit funded the trip of the 17 African football chiefs to the country during the inauguration of the FIFA Goal 3 Project.
Mr Nyantakyi revealed that the FA Executive Committee discussed the hosting of the officials ahead of the inauguration of the Goal project III.
“We finally settled on sponsorship, and private individuals offered to throw their financial weight behind the hosting of the visiting FA bosses,” said Nyantakyi.
He pointed out that elsewhere, it is the FA or the government that bore the cost of hosting visiting FA heads, and cited the gathering of FA heads in Algeria on December 23, as a classical example.
Speaking to Happy FM, Mr Nyantakyi threw light on the benefit of the visiting FA bosses, saying, “All the FA heads shared their grievances and we have decided to present it to CAF to address them when we meet in Sudan this weekend.”
Reacting to his chances in the forthcoming CAF Executive elections in Sudan, he said he was sure of pulling more than 30 votes from the total 52.
He needs 27 votes to qualify, and he was optimistic of going past the mark, basing his argument on his contribution to football on the continent and his healthy relationship with the other FA heads.