GEORGE AFRIYIE

Nyantakyi will not resign – George Afriyie

GEORGE AFRIYIE

GEORGE AFRIYIE

Vice of president of the Ghana Football Association and a management member of the Black Stars, George Afriyie has disclosed the President of the FA will not resign from his position.

Ahead of the just ended Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, the FA charged the head coach of the team to break the 35 years trophy drought but was defeated by Cameroon who were crowned champions of the tournament in the seminal of the competition by 2:0.

After the Black Stars failed to break the 35 years of trophy drought, many Ghanaian football pundits and enthusiasts has urged the president of the Football Association to resign honorably.

The respected football administrator has been in office as the president of the FA for twelve years but the senior national team has failed to win any major trophy under his auspices. The Black Stars has played the Africa Cup of Nations for the past seven years and has played the finals of the competition twice under Nyantakyi.

The team came close to win the trophy in Angola 2010 but Egypt defeated the team by a lone goal to nothing in the finals. In 2015, the team had the opportunity to break the jinx in Equatorial Guinea but the team was painfully beaten again by Ivory Coast on penalties in the finals of the competition but Mr. Afriyie believes Nyantakyi can still do the job and will not resign.

“Nyantakyi has served as the leader of the Ghana Football Association for the past twelve years and his mandate will end in 2019.” He told Nhyira FM.

“Personally, I think he can do the job. We can improve on what we did wrong in the past and so if somebody says he is going to demonstrate against the FA I find it difficult to understand because it is not possible.

“Some people are calling for the government to halt Nyantakyi’s administration so that FIFA will ban us but what people don’t know is that after ban Nyantakyi will come and continue his job as the president of the FA.

“We all need to understand the stricture and the way things are done because he has a mandate which will end in 2019 and after his mandate if you think you have a new person with fresh ideas they can put him forward to contest him.

“We don’t really know the size of the people who wants Nyantakyi to go. Maybe he has more people who want him to stay than people who want him to go. Nyantakyi became the president of the FA in 2004 and before he came into office, what have Ghana archived in football? For me, he will continue to do his job as the president of the Ghana Football Association.” He added.

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