Sports News of Wednesday, 13 January 2016
The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, yesterday commended Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi for his consistency in leadership which led to his re-election as the President of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B.
He said Mr Nyantakyi’s leadership had made it possible for the zone to become pacesetters on the continent over the years.
He reiterated that under the leadership of Mr Nyantakyi, the seven-member countries in the zone had demonstrated strong abilities to lead the rest of Africa and that contributed to his reaffirmation for the next four years.
Mr Pinnick, who presided over the elections, therefore, pledged his country’s support as well as that of the entire WAFU Zone B members for the GFA president.
He added that Mr Nyantakyi’s second term would give him ample time to complete the programmes and projects which he had started.
“WAFU Zone B currently leads in Africa in terms of honours in continental competitions and choosing him again will help build our brand to a higher level based on our previous successes,” he said.
“In this election there is no victor and there is no vanquished because we are one people and we are going to remain very united because we know that this is the future of African football,” he added.
Mr Nyantakyi secured four votes to narrowly beat Mr Djibrilla Hima Hamidou from Niger who polled three votes out of the seven votes cast.
Delegates from the member countries; namely Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria were in Accra yesterday for the congress held at the Movenpick Hotel.