Sports News of Thursday, 25 October 2018
Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon Vincent Sowah Odotei has blamed the current predicaments of Ghana Football on the resigned-president of the GFA, Kwasi Nyantakyi.
According to Mr Odotei, Mr Nyantekyi did understand leadership.
The embattled former football Association President led the Association for thirteen years and guided the senior national team to its first world cup in 2006 but Mr Odotei believes his reign failed because of the abuse of power and his failure to understand his office.
“Our football got to this level because Kwasi Nyantakyi did not understand leadership and it became easier to do wrong things under him. If he did [understand], then he would have done things differently and listened to some of the things we told him”, he explained.
In an interview on Asempa FM, the Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon revealed he was the only one who could stand up to the then president of the Football Association because he knew things could end up this way and expressed his astonishment at the other members who never pointed out his wrongs to him.
“I am very surprised my other colleagues around Nyantakyi could not point out his wrong doings to him. Well, I was the only one who could stand up to him but he did not listen to me”, he added.
He debunked suggestions that he has abandoned football for politics, saying he remains a football brain and can help revive football in diverse ways even without being the President of the Association.