President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Dr Ahmad Ahmad has asked Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi to seek re-election 2019.
Nyantakyi who has been the president of the Football Association since 2005 will have his tenure in office expire in 2019, and has said on several occasions that he won’t seek re-election to the position after that.
However, members of the Ghana FA have urged him to have a change of mind and have a shot at the presidency once again.
Ahmad had suggested during an interview that since Nyantakyi has a moral obligation to serve his country for as long as the people support him then he has no reason to quit.
“If the government, if people ask him to continue, then why must he stop? The people need him, the stakeholders need him so why must he not contest again,” Ahmad queried.
“We are here to serve our nation and service to your country comes first and so I will advise him to seek re-election.”
Nyantekyi who is also the Vice-president of Africa’s football governing body (CAF), and also occupies a seat at the FIFA Council makes him one of the most powerful men in football in the world.
He also owns Ghana Premier League club, All Stars F.C