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Kwesi Nyantayi Closes Chapter In Football, Vies For Ejisu Seat

Kwesi Nyantakyi, the former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), is now focused on treading unchartered waters in politics after closing the old chapter of his life in sports administration.

The 55-year-old is now contesting for the vacant Ejisu constituency seat in Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

In an interview on Onua TV, he made his plans known

“I will not go back to football. I prefer to stay where I am. I have moved on in life and I do not intend to go back. I have done what I needed to do in football and I am comfortable where I am.”

Meanwhile, he served his intention to accept any appointment offered by the government in the Sports Ministry.

“If NPP comes and they make me a Sports Minister, I may consider it but if the NDC comes and they consider me, it will be difficult.”

In his interview with Captain Smart, he noted that the aim is to serve and develop the country with the rich knowledge and experience he amassed from sports administration.

“I have reached the pinnacle of my career in sports. No Ghanaians except for Ohene reached the FIFA Council. I am the second person to get there. I want to leverage on that knowledge, experience and connection and channel them into politics to develop the country and its people.”

Mr Nyantakyi served as the GFA boss from 2005 to 2018. He resigned after an expose brought to light the level of corruption his administration bred.

Ejisu Contest
The banker and lawyer by profession in recent times has shown interest in contesting the Ejisu seat which was rendered vacant after the death of John Ampontuah Kumah on March 7, 2024.

His campaign flyers have begun circulating on social media as he contests eight other interested people including two women.

The aspirants include Eric Osei Akoto, Dr Evans Duah, Kwame Kyeretwie-Amponsah, Aaron Prince Duah, Bright Gyimah, Portia Acheampong Abronye, Helena Mensah and Kwabena Boateng.

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