CAF Appoints Kwesi Nyantakyi As Nigeria FA Elections Observer

Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been appointed as CAF’s chief observer for the highly anticipated general elections to elect a new federation head for Nigeria.

The African champions have been battling in the board room since returning from the World Cup where they reached the last 16.

The Nigerian Government and Sports Ministry have been in constant tussle with current president Aminu Maigari and other officials of the NFF who have so far been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over reports of financial malfeasance.

Notwithstanding, the elections will come on in Warri next week as originally planned according to a top NFF official who spoke to the BBC Sports.

“Despite the problems, the NFF polls will go ahead as planned,” an unnamed NFF board member told BBC Sport.

“CAF has confirmed Ghana FA chairman Kwesi Nyantakyi as its observer while a Fifa observer will be also in Nigeria for Tuesday’s elections.”

Maigari was initially detained on Wednesday by the DSS on his return from a FIFA meeting in Switzerland.

He was then questioned again on Thursday, along with senior board members Musa Amadu and Chris Green.

Seven candidates have been cleared to stand in the elections to become president of the NFF at polls next Tuesday in Warri, Delta State.

It is the third time that Maigari has been arrested in recent months, the first coming on his return from July’s World Cup in Brazil.

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