Race For Ghana FA Presidency Begins

The Ghana Football Association opened nominations for the position of president on Monday ahead of the elections in Tamale next month.

According to the election itinerary, interested persons have until Friday June 17 to fill and submit their forms to the Ghana FA secretariat of any of the Regional Football Association offices.

The electorates will gather in Tamale on August 18 for the extra-ordinary congress to elect the next president of the body.

Incumbent president Kwesi Nyantakyi, who has already served two terms, is expected to win overwhelmingly for a new mandate.

It is however unclear whether he will be running unopposed. So far, a female coach Ofeibea Ramatu is the only candidate to openly declare her intention to contest.

Other names that popped up last week were Fred Pappoe and Randy Abbey, former vice president and spokesperson for the Ghana FA respectively. However, both later denied the reports.

Four years ago, Nyantakyi went unopposed after all the aspiring candidates got disqualified after the electoral committee said they failed to meet the requirements.

Nyantakyi’s influence has grown beyond Ghana after recently retaining his Caf executive committee seat.

There will be other election later this year for the Regional Football Association and the District Football Association chairmen, as well as the composition of the national, regional and district executive committees.