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Kwesi Nyantakyi Wikipedia
Kwesi Nyantakyi is a Ghanaian banker and a lawyer He is the current president of the Ghana Football Association and owner of Ghana Premier League club All Stars F.C..
Kwesi Nyantakyi became the president of the Ghana Football Association on 30 December 2005. Nyantakyi defeated two other candidates, Ade Coker and Kojo Bonsu. He is regarded as the most successful Ghana Football Association boss since the days of Ohene Djan and H.P Nyemitei . Under his presidency, Ghana qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the first for the country. Ghana again qualified for the subsequent 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Ghana U-20 football team also won Africa's first and only U-20 World Cup also during his stewardship in 2009.
In 2011, when the then West African Football Union president, Amos Adamu, was suspended by FIFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi was given the nod to be the interim president of WAFU until elections were conducted. When the union conducted its elections on 31 May 2011, Mr. Nyantakyi was elected president for a two-year term. He stood unopposed in the November 2013 elections and was re-appointed for another two-year term as president.
Nyantakyi has held several international positions in football. The appointments cut across sub regional, regional to the international state. His appointments include:President of West African Football Union Zone B.
Football organiser at the 2012 London Olympics
Member of FIFA Associations Committee
Member of the FIFA Council
Vice President of the Confederation of African Football
Kwesi Nyantaky has endeared himself very much to most Ghanaians due to his several achievements as a football administratior. In 2012, he was named the thirty second most influential Ghanaian.
An undercover investigation led by The Telegraph and Channel 4 accused Kwesi Nyantaky and other officials of the Ghana Football Association of match-fixing. According to this information, the accusations involve just the international friendlies - thus, the World Cup matches wouldn't be affected by the suspictions Kwesi Nyantakyi denied agreeing match fixing allegations by saying that "the report of the newspaper or the media house is entirely not accurate", because "there is really no cause for alarm as far as I am concerned because nothing untoward has happened involving me or the Federation".