President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwasi Nyantakyi, cannot contest the next Confederation African Football (CAF) Executive Committee election following a new decision by the continent’s football governing body.
CAF, of which Nyantakyi is the 1st Vice President, passed a new law which forbids its ExCo members who are also FIFA Council members from contesting their positions again.
This means that Nyantakyi, who is also a FIFA Council member, will not contest the CAF ExCo position election when it is due because he is an automatic member by virtue of his FIFA Council position.
This new resolution will give way to seven new members of CAF to be elected onto the ExCo, increasing the membership from 16 to 23. In March this year, Kwasi Nyantakyi was re-elected onto the FIFA Council after beating off competition from Leodegar Tenga in Addis Ababa.
The GFA President won by 13 votes securing 33 out of the 53 votes with the Tanzanian gaining the remaining 20 thus winning 62.6% of the votes.
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