GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, is currently under fire for his role in the Anas “Number 12” football corruption video, which has surprised almost every Ghanaian.
1. He is a Muslim
Nyantakyi is a Muslim. This was revealed when he appeared before the Dzamafe Commission of Enquiry to testify about Ghana’s poor showing at the Brazil 2014 World Cup. He chose to swear on a Qur’an instead of a Bible, stunning many who thought he was a Christian.
2. He has two wives
The GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has two wives. His religion allows him to marry four.
3. He is a Lawyer and Banker
Nyantakyi is not just a football administrator. He is a lawyer and banker.
4. He Owns Wa All Stars Football Club
He is the sole owner of the Premier League Team, Wa All Stars Football Club which has won trophies in the Ghana Premier League.
5. He owns a Telecom. and a Microfinance Company
Kwesi Nyatakyi own a microfinance company known as KN Microfinance and a Telecom Company.
6. He has served as GFA president for 13 years
Kwesi Nyantakyi became the president of the Ghana Football Association on 30 December 2005. Nyantakyi defeated two other candidates, Ade Coker and Kojo Bonsu. 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. That makes him the longest-serving football association boss in the world
7. He is the President of WAFU
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.
8. He became GFA president at the age of 37
9. He is The First CAF Vice-president.
10. Ghana qualified for her First FIFA World Cup Under His Leadership.
Under Nyantakyi’s leadership and hard work, Ghana qualified to the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 2006 and continued in 2010 and 2014.