Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has been given the green light to vie for one of Confederation of African Football’s two slots for the FIFA Executive Council.
Nyantakyi said he was optimistic about his chances because he had discharged his responsibilities as an Executive Committee member of CAF creditably.
“It’s a tough contest but I’m optimistic about my chances because I’ve worked hard to convince members of my capabilities,” Nyantakyi said.
He is competing against Sukeru Patel, the first Vice President of CAF who is also the President of the Seychelles Football Association, Hima Djibrilla Hamidou (Niger), Augustin Senghor (Senegal), Almany Kabele Kamara (Guinea) and Ahmad of Madagascar.They are all presidents of their respective federationa.
When elected, Africa’s representatives will join 32 other members to form the FIFA Executive Council which replaces the old 24-member Executive Committee as part of the reform process at FIFA.
They will be responsible for setting the overall strategy direction of football’s world governing body now headed by Gianni Infantino.