GFA Boss, Kwesi Nyantekyi must quit now- Sports Analyst
| Updated Feb 07, 2017 at 7:10pm
For 35 years and over, Ghanaians have endured several heartbreaks owing to the Senior National Team the Black Stars’ inability to clinch another major silverware.
The just ended 31st Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) 2017 held in Gabon has come and gone and the managers of the country's football in their usual defensive, arrogant and abrasive form are absolving themselves of any blame.
However, what they forget is that “the buck stops with them”.
It is untenable to realize that when the Stars won their last trophy in Libya 1982, Egypt who are currently on 7 AFCON trophies had only two (2), and the current champions Cameroun had NEVER won it but they now have five (5) – one more than Ghana.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) presidency is not a monarchy; this Kwasi Nyantakyi must get clear.
What is the justification to still stay on after 13 years?
Even the president of this great nation is entitled to a maximum of 8 years; and the framers of the constitution know why.
The good people of this nation deserves better than the usual heartbreaks from the money conscious, self-seeking, unapologetic, arrogant and selfish individuals in and around the Black Stars.
Players have grown to love money than the country; and on countless times shown gross insubordination with utmost contempt to Ghanaians who have always supported them.
Indiscipline by players reared its ugly head during the Brazil 2014 World Cup and officials stood aloof to see it happen.
Three years on, a team player records himself on social media insulting all his critics and the punishment thereafter is laughable.
The nepotism and cronyism that has bedeviled the team's call up must be nipped in the bud if the country wants results.
Each and every player must earn a place in the team on merit which appears not to be the case currently.
The FA president on several platforms has argued that the Ghana Premier League is among the best on the continent.
Interestingly, the Best Player/Goal king could not make the cut for AFCON 2017.
Admittedly, Nyantakyi may be credited with the Black Stars FIFA World Cup qualifications in 2006, 2010 and 2014, Black Satellites World Cup win in 2009, Black Queens Gold winning feat at the All Africa Games in 2015 and a host of other achievements.
Under Nyantakyi’s leadership however, Ghana had four Presidents, spent in excess of $126 million, hired and fired 9 coaches and recycled 129 players yet there has been a constant factor; The Kwasi Nyantakyi factor.
It is in this vein that Nyantakyi must honorably quit his position to save the reputation he has toiled to build over the years.
The next date for FA election is in 2019 but a stitch in time they say saves nine.
Moreover, nobody can contest against Nyantakyi under the current voting arrangement and win.
It is also worthy of note that a change in leadership may not necessarily change the nation's fortunes but it will give a clear and a new policy direction in the football arena – which remains the PASSION of the NATION.
By: Emmanuel Adu-Gyamfi (GBC Radio Sports/GTV Sports )
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