“I will not go back to football” – Kwesi Nyantakyi

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Ghanaian banker, lawyer, and former football administrator Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed in an interview his intention never to return to sport again. He disclosed this on JoyNews.

Kwesi Nyantakyi was the president of the Ghana Football Association from December 30, 2005, until June 7, 2018. He officially resigned a day later.

“Politics is the ultimate. In all we do…you need political guidance,” he said when asked about his decision to go into politics in an interview with Onua TV.

“I have excelled in Sports. You can’t mention three or four people who are famous in sports in Ghana without adding me. I have reached the pinnacle of my career in sports.

“Apart from Ohene Djan, no one has ever reached where I did in sports. No Ghanaian has served on the FIFA Council. I was the second person after Ohene Djan in the 1960s.”

Kwesi Nyantakyi revealed that the desire to make an impact with the acquired knowledge is the rationale behind the decision to go into politics.

“I want to use the knowledge, experience, and connections that I have acquired for political influence and help the people of this country,” he added.

“That is what motivated and encouraged me to see if I can help in that regard.”

Kwesi Nyantakyi has officially made his decision to contest for the parliamentary seat at Ejisu following the death of John Kumah.


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