Soccer News of Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has thrown a challenge to his critics to meet him at the elections if they feel he is not good enough.
Nyantakyi has always been criticized for the manner he pilots the affairs of Ghana football, with allegations of corruption constantly hovering over the association.
The astute lawyer will stand for the third time and hugely tipped by football watchers to win a landslide victory as no credible opponent has emerged.
The Wa All Stars owner has chalked some modest successes during his ten-year period with the Black Stars hat-trick qualification to the World featuring prominently at the height of his achievements.
But he has been accused of doing little to enhance the domestic game which has seen multi-sponsorship during his tenure.
He says those who feel that he is not the right person should just ‘take the risk’ and run again him at this year’s elections.
“A lot of things have been said about me. I have ignored most of them because I know and good thinking people know that they are untrue” he said.
“I believe I’m the right man to lead Ghana football. It’s like being an MP (Member of Parliament). If you do well your constituents will repose confidence in you and vote for you.
“If you don’t they will kick you out. It’s as simple as that. Anybody is welcomed to challenge for the seat. It’s a healthy competition.
“You can come and contest and then at the end of the day the people will decide the personality they want him to lead them at the moment.
“It doesn’t amount to insults and name-calling, just pick a form when nominations are opened and lets all contest. After all we all want the good for Ghana football.”
The widely respected Ghanaian football leader came under massive attack following the country’ wrecked World Cup campaign but the Black Stars impressive showing at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations has endeared him to many local fans.
Ex-King Faisal president Vincent Sowah-Odotei and Ofeibea Ramatu are the only two personalities who have publicly declared their intention to contest the incumbent Ghana FA boss.