Nyantakyi Defends AyarigaOver Club Purchase

Ghana Football association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi says there is nothing wrong with youth and sports Minister, Mahama Ayariga’s purchase of a lower tier club.

The Sports Minister admitted purchasing a Division One Club, citing youth sports development and entertainment in his constituency (Bawku Central) as his reasons for the acquisition.

However, the issue generated controversy in the sporting fraternity a few weeks ago, with some arguing that as the minister in charge of sports, it was inappropriate.

However, president of the country’s football governing body said on Citi FM, an Accra-based radio station, that there was no rule that prevented the sports minister from owning a club.

‘The Minister is first of all a Ghanaian and there is no rule that prevents a Ghanaian from legally purchasing a club.

‘Don’t forget also that he is an opinion leader and represents a group of people and so he understands the power of sports and the powerful tool it is.

‘I certainly do not see any conflict of interest anywhere,’ said Mr. Nyantakyi.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum

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