You don’t need to have money to win elections at the FIFA level – Worlanyo Agra



Former General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, Worlanyo Agra has revealed that you don’t need to have money to win elections at the FIFA level.

In closely-contested elections held on Thursday in Cairo to elect two new African representatives to Fifa Council, Nyantakyi polled 31 votes to go through alongside Guinean Almamy Kabele, who polled 37 votes. Madagascar’s Ahmad missed out narrowly with 30 votes whiles Senegal’s Augustine Senghor polled 9 votes.

The GFA president is expected to back in Ghana on Friday afternoon.

Speaking to Asempa FM, Mr. Agra said, “It was a normal process and I knew Kwesi was going to seal through.

“I did some confrontations and I knew that he was going to win the elections.

“What happened has shown that you don’t need to have money before you can contest an election.”

The question of why the government did not endorsed the FA president became a question football enthusiasts were demanding answers to but the respected football administrator said the government wouldn’t have refused to endorsed the Wa All Stars owner.

“I don’t think the government would have refused if Nyantakyi requested for an endorsement but he has been very strong as a person and he has done a lot of job for CAF and has been a very good gentleman.

“The nation will benefit from this because the North Africans have been benefiting and I hope we will get that benefit as well.” He added.

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