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Kwesi Nyantakyi believes Ghana football will be great again

Ghlagatin 3 weeks ago 0

Former Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has said that he is of a firm belief that Ghana football will be great again.

Kwesi Nyantakyi served as Ghana Football Association president for 13 years from 2005 to 2018.

During his time as GFA president, the nation’s football was doing quite better, if you compare it to what is happening today.

During Kwesi Nyantakyi’s time as Ghana Football Association president, the Black Stars finished in third place in 2008, second in 2010, semi-finals in 2012 and 2015, second in 2015 and semi-finals in 2017.

According to the former GFA president, the nation’s football is not at a desirable level at the moment, something many Ghana football lovers will agree with.

The Black Stars have not gone past the round of 16 in any AFCON tournament since they exited at the stage in Egypt in 2019. Since then, there have been two group stage exits–first in Cameroon in 2021, and then in Ivory Coast in 2023.

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In the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Black Stars exited in the group stages.

In the other national teams as well, there seems to be no progress at all. The Black Satellites, for instance, have failed to qualify for the U-20 World Cup since their last appearance in 2015. The team’s current coach Desmond Ofei has said that his priority after winning Gold in the African Games in Accra is to qualify the team for the 2025 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Chile.

So, Kwesi Nyantakyi is right when he says that the nation’s football is on the decline, thankfully, he is available to offer his expertise toward making things work for Ghana football.

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On Wednesday, February 14, Ghanaians petitioned the GFA led by Kurt Okraku as well as Parliament in what they called a “Save Ghana Football” demonstration. If anyone needs any reminder of how bad things have been and how it is affecting football fans in Ghana, this was it.

Speaking on Onua TV on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, Kwesi Nyantakyi said that he is of the firm belief that Ghana football will go back to being great, saying, “Ghana football will be great again.”

According to the former GFA president, he is willing to offer his knowledge and wisdom toward building Ghana football to make it great again.

“Wherever I am heading, I will contribute my knowledge and wisdom to help the GFA to restore things as they were before, Kwesi Nyantakyi said.

“I am a former president so I am an insider at the GFA. I was the president for 13 years and before that, I was an Executive Council member so I know things very well,” he added.

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Speaking further, Kwesi Nyantakyi said that he is well-connected across the African continent and the fact that he knows a lot of people places him in a better position to help build Ghana football and ensure that things get better.

“Also on the African continent and the world stage, I know a lot of people and know a lot of ways to get results,” he said, adding, “So wherever I find myself and see the opportunity to help with the knowledge I have to get our football to develop or sports as a whole, I will.”

Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned from all football-related activities after an Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number 12 expose, leading to him leaving office in 2018 after 13 years at the helm of the Ghana Football Association.

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Frank Oteng known professionally as Ghlagatin is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.He is the founder of Ghlagatin.net, an entertainment website. He graduated from Accra Technical University, ATU with a National High Diploma in Interior Design.

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