The Fifa council member has had the backing of Ghana FA executive committee despite allegations of corruption, but his predecessor believes it’ll be right for him to step aside
Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi should resign from his role immediately, according to his predecessor Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe.
The 49-year-old has come under a lot of criticisms in the wake of the corruption scandal that has engulfed his office, following an investigation by a top Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Nyantakyi was allegedly captured in a video documentary using names of high-ranking government officials including the president of Ghana to defraud foreign investors and has since been under investigation since.
Although, Ghana FA executive committee released a statement last week in solidarity of Nyantakyi and assuring him of thier support, Tamakloe has urged him to step aside right away to save his face.
”I’m not saying Kwesi Nyantakyi is guilty of anything, but in the wake of the allegations, his image has been bruised and battered almost beyond repair and must resign,” he told Graphic Sports.
“He needs to clear his name to attain the moral authority to run Ghana football again. He was duly elected and any process to oust him must follow laid down procedure.
”The question of stepping aside is a moral one that only a few, especially in Ghana, are able to surmount,” he added.
Nyantakyi succeeded Tamakloe in 2005 and he is currently in his third-term in office which is expected to come to an end in 2019.