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Nyantakyi under pressure to contest 2019 elections- Sannie Darra

The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association Ibrahim Sannie Darra has revealed that the President of the GFA Kwesi Nyantakyi is under immense pressure from some top members of the FA for him to contest the 2019 GFA Presidential elections even though he had indicated that he will not be running for another term.

The CAF Vice President has stated on three different occasions that he will not seek another term in office when his current mandate expires in 2019, with his Vice George Afriyie even using that as a yardstick to contest for the elections next year.

According to Sannie some bigwigs at GFA and the football circles want Nyantakyi to rescind his earlier decision not to contest and go for another term.

Notably among people who want Nyantakyi to contest the elections are Western Region Football Association Chairman Kojo Yankah, and Executive Committee member Wilfred Osei-Palmer who have publicly declared their support for the FA boss.

“Nyantakyi is under pressure to contest (for the elections), many people are pushing for him to contest again”, Sannie told Kumasi based radio station Fox FM.

On the other hand, George Afriyie is the only person to publicly announce his intention to contest the GFA Presidency in 2019.

The FA Vice has been accused of betraying his boss by some members of the Executive Committee because of his decision to contest the FA Presidency.

Others have also stated that his announcement to contest the seat on his 50th birthday was not appropriate.

He has been relieved of his post as the Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee since his declaration to contest for the seat.

George Afriyie has since told the media that no amount of victimization or name calling will make him back down from contesting the incumbent President next year.

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