Government not backing my GFA Presidential bid - Nana Yaw Amponsah

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Fri, 6 Sep 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Chief Executive Officer of Phar Rangers and a GFA presidential hopeful, Nana Yaw Amponsah has denied receiving government backing in his bid to become the next president of the Ghana Football Association.

Report on some online portals mentioning Nana Amponsah as a beneficiary of government’s support in the electioneering process prompted a quick response from the Youth and Sports Ministry which sought to quell the reports.

But the release by the Sports Ministry did little to brush away the rumours with camps of other aspirants still holding on to the view that Nana Yaw is getting favours from the government.

Speaking to GhanaWeb on the sidelines of the GFA Extraordinary Congres on Thursday, September 5, the enterprising football administrator said that the claims are calculated attempts by his rivals to divert his focus from the intended course.

“Government did not write my manifesto for me two years ago and I don’t believe that government has stopped any aspirant from putting out their manifesto. These are all propaganda that I don’t like to delve in. Like I said I want to engage the delegates on what matters. These shenanigans won’t derail me from my vision at all. Government is not backing me”.

Inspiration from Nyantakyi’s 2005 triumph

In 2005, a relatively young lawyer and banker emerged the victor in an election that pitted him against some established names in the football circles and went on to rule the organization for 13 years.

Nana Yaw who is also the youngest among the persons who have so far declared their intentions of contesting the vacant GFA Presidential seat is taking inspiration from that.

“We’ve been here before. In 2005 we went through similar circumstances and a young man at my age then the delegates saw it wise to choose him to lead them and he led them for 13 years. I’m here another young man coming out to lead them” he said.

Strong competition Aside Nana Yaw, five other individuals have confirmed their interest in becoming Kwesi Nyantakyi’s successor. They are Kurt Okraku, Osei Kwaku Palmer, George Afriyie, Alhaji Grunsah and Fred Pappoe.

Unlike Nana Yaw who may be deemed a rookie in the politics of Ghana football, the five personalities served various positions in Nyantakyi’s 13-year reign at the GFA.

NC to announce roadmap soon

Following the adoption of the new statutes, the Normalization Committee is expected to announce plans for the Elective Congress in the coming days.

Speaking to reporters after Thursday’s congress, President of the NC, Kofi Amoah said that his outfit will announce a roadmap for the election soon.

“We had a roadmap but we didn’t this congress will be just one day. Now we are going to the public the details of the roadmap. Where to pick up the forms, the fees to pay among others.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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