Kwesi Nyantakyi must contest in 2019 GFA elections, says Caf president Ahmad

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The African football chief wants his deputy to rescind his decision not to contest for the general elections next year

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad believes it will be wrong for Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi not to contest in the 2019 FA general elections in a bid to seek another tenure in office.

Nyantakyi on countless occasions revealed that he won’t be in office again when his current term elapses, leading to his former vice president George Afriyie declaring his intentions to succeed him.

However, Nyantakyi’s recent actions and decisions including the sacking of Afriyie as the vice-president because of his declaration and aspirations, have suggested otherwise.

“If the government and people ask him to continue, then why must he stop? The people need him, the stakeholders need him so why must he not contest again,” Ahmad told Starr FM.

“We are here to serve our nation and service to your country comes first and so I will advise him to seek re-election in 2019,” he added.

Ahmad who arrived in the country on Monday to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Professional Studied Accra, will leave on Thursday morning to continue his role at Caf, including helping Morocco to win the 2026 Fifa World Cup bid as they come against United States, Canada and Mexico as co-hosts.

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