Today in history: Kwesi Nyantakyi serves on FIFA Committee


Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi was appointed onto FIFA’s Organising Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments.

Kwesi Nyantakyi was announced a member of the 18-member body, which was then chaired by China’s Zhang Jilong as member to help organise football at the 2012 Olympics, hosted by London.

The Organising Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments organises the Olympic Football Tournaments in compliance with the provisions of the regulations applicable to these tournaments and the Olympic Charter.

He was one of three Ghanaians, who were serving on FIFA’s Standing Committees at the time.

The other two were former internationals Anthony Baffoe and Adjoa Bayor.

Baffoe, an ex-Black Star player was a member of the Football Committee which deals with general issues in football but primarily with its structure as well as relations between clubs, Leagues, Members, Confederations and FIFA.

Former Black Queens captain, Bayor, was a member of the Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, staged in Azerbaijan

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