Tag Archives: Kwesi Nyantakyi

Nyantakyi, Afriyie vow to settle differences at GFA


The two most important men at the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi and George Afriyie, have promised to put aside their differences and work together for the growth and development of the game in Ghana. Their resolution comes after a closed-door meeting at the Sports Ministry on August 2. The fallout of the meeting is appearing a week after the ...

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Calculated steps: The contrasting fortunes of Kwesi Nyantakyi and Ghana football

Kwesi Nyantakyi

Following the appointment of Kwesi Nyantakyi to the position of CAF 1st Vice-President, Citi Sports’ Benjamin Nketsia believes that while the GFA boss’ personal rise is wonderful, he has done little in terms of building Ghana football. Carefully laid Plans On days of accountability, he enters with the aura of a mobster, flanked by “well-wishers” and statuesque men from the ...

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RAHMAN WRITES: GFA’s deafening silence endorses racial abuse against Muntari

Sule Muntari

“I gave him my shirt, to teach him that you’re not supposed to do that. I needed to set an example so he grows up to be nice”. This deep statement is not from Martin Luther King Jnr or Nelson Mandela, but from former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari, to one of the children who joined in the racial ...

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Kwesi Nyantakyi to quit GFA in 2019


President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has revealed that he will walk away from the entity in 2019, when his term of office comes to an end. He was re-elected to the office of GFA President in 2015 for a third term, and he has moved on to gain positions in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ...

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REVEALED: Nyantakyi, Oti Akenteng ‘swerve’ Andre Ayew in CAF POTY voting

Black Stars AFCON

It has emerged that President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi and the head of the GFA’s Technical Directorate, Francis Oti Akenteng, did not choose Black Stars forward Andre Ayew as part of their top picks for the Glo CAF Player of the Year. Ayew was part of the initial 30-man shortlist for the award which also had ...

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University of Ghana to introduce course in Sports Administration


The University of Ghana (UG) and the Ghana Football Association (GFA), are set to introduce a course in Sports Administration at the University, as part of efforts to develop sports in the country. This is to make up for shortfalls in effective sports managerial skills. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of GFA stated that the ...

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Two GFA officials: “Kwesi Appiah sacked because he disrespected us”

Ex-Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah

– Kojo Yankah, the Ghana FA chairman in the Central Region is the latest name to say that Kwesi Appiah was sacked because he was disrespectful. In the space of a few days, both Yankah and the FA’s spokesperson Ibrahim Sanni Daara have both hinted that this was the reason for axing the 54-year old coach. “The decision to sack ...

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Rajevac gets two year deal, refused technical adviser job – Citi Sources


Ghana is set to name Milovan Rajevac as the new coach of the Black Stars on a two year deal. He replaces the embattled Kwesi Appiah after Citi Sports indicated that the Serbian passed his interview on Thursday. A former boss to Appiah between 2009 and when he unceremoniously left the team after South Africa 2010, “Milo” Rajevac was hugely ...

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AL-SMITH: Why Mahama’s commission of inquiry can’t beat the GFA

Members of Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Brazil 2014 World Cup

A large chunk of Ghana’s 25 million citizens would dearly want the current GFA administration to be brought down to earth because it is felt they are too powerful. If that is what the government want to do with the ongoing Commission of Inquiry, they would have lost from the very beginning. They would not beat the GFA – at ...

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Brazil 2014 fiasco: “Commission of Inquiry won’t be intimidated” – Chairman

Members of Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Brazil 2014 World Cup

 The Presidential Commission of Inquiry set up to investigate Ghana’s participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil says it is unfazed by attempts by anybody or any institution to frustrate its work. While not mentioning specific institutions and names, the chairman of the commission, Justice Senyo Dzamefe was emphatic about their independence. “This morning we received a letter from ...

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