Ghana Football Association (GFA) chief Kwesi Nyantakyi (47-year-old) becomes second most powerful man in football after being named as the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) until 2021.
The meeting, held in the Bahrain capital of Manama, was the first CAF Executive Committee meeting under the leadership of new CAF president Ahmad Ahmad after his election victory over Issa Hayatou two months ago.
Nyantakyi, who doubles as the executive committee member of Caf, will now help new president Ahmad Ahmad.
Former Ashanti Gold SC goalkeeper, Ghana international Fatau Dauda, has congratulated the Vice President on his appointment saying “Congrats prez Kwesi Nyantakyi for been named 1st vice prez of Africa’s football governing body.”
— lion 16 (@fataud1) May 8, 2017
“Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been confirmed as the first vice president of the Confederation of African Football,” a GFA statement read.
“At the first meeting of the Ahmad administration in Bahrain on Monday, the Caf executive committee confirmed Mr Nyantakyi as the second most powerful person in African football.
Mr Constant Omari from Congo has been named as second vice president of Caf with more appointments expected to be made at the Confederation’s executive committee meeting.
“Mr Nyantakyi who was recently re-elected as a Fifa executive committee member also becomes the first Ghanaian to rise to the second highest position in African football,” the statement added.
Thanks to Nyantakyi’s affability and widespread support among his colleagues on the body he will get a ringing endorsement to be the second most powerful man in African football.