Uthman Kwesi Nyantakyi could be open to the possibility of standing for re-election as Ghana FA president, ghanaguardian.com understands.
The lawyer cum banker made it public that he was not going to contest the 2019 Ghana FA presidency.
A new president was expected to be elected, probably in 2019.
But director of communications for Ghana FA Ibrahim Sanni Daara in an interview has said the CAF vice-president could make an audacious bid to stay as the executive committee members of the FA are calling on him to run his last term.
“The truth is that, the Executive Committee have told him to contest again for the Presidency. I can’t hide it from you but that is his personal decision."
However, Nyantakyi announced his intention not to contest in 2019, only to renege on the pledge. It is now possible he could attempt a similar, but even more controversial U-turn.
"For him to decide on whether to contest again or not remains personal to him,” Daara said.
Sources say Nyantakyi will hold meetings over the coming days when he will gauge whether he still retains enough support to seek an astonishing fourth term as GFA president.
But the ex BBC journalist believes the focus now is that the Ghana FA led by Nyantakyi has promised to start work on new reforms and innovation into the indigenous games.
“For us now, the intention is to see to it that the league is properly organized, lower divisions too are going on smoothly, women’s football develop and massive infrastructural improvement at Prampram. That’s what we sought to implement and achieve for now.”
Many critics have demanded that Nyantakyi steps down immediately after his term of office, rather than seeking reelection.
By Sadat Apusi