Abedi Pele hails ‘wonderful’ FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi as he bows out in 2019

Ghana legend Abedi Pele has hailed Kwesi Nyantakyi’s decision NOT to seek re-election as FA boss with his current tenure set to end in 2019. 

Nyantakyi was elected into office in December 2005 and has served three terms already.

At the last election, he stood unopposed and it does not look he has competition when it comes to local FA elections.

The astute lawyer has gone on to make strides at CAF where is an Executive Committee member and also a member of the new FIFA Council.

Nyantakyi believes he has paid his dues and will not resurface on the local football scene when his reign expires in two years time.

And football legend Abedi Pele, who has ruled himself out of contention, has hailed his decision.

“I think Nyantakyi has done his best and if he has even had the courage to come out and say that 2019 he is not going to stand, we all welcome it but we all have to wait and see,” he told the local media

“We all have to play the wait and see game but what is important is the vacancy. Ghana doesn’t lack intelligent men to stand for this position so we should just wait to the time and we would get somebody.

“He has been wonderful – three World Cups is not an easy thing to do. I mean it’s amazing; he has done a wonderful job.”

His positions on the CAF ExCo and FIFA Council will expire in 2021.



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