Ghana FA chief Kwesi Nyantakyi says he will not resign from his position when endorsed as the right hand man to new Caf president Ahmad next week.
Already a Caf Executive Committee member and recently re-elected to the Fifa Council, talks of Nyantakyi stepping down has been on the rise while some administrators are allegedly placing themselves in line for consideration, supersport.com has gathered.
Describing the moves as uncalled for, Nayantakyi has served notice that he intends to run down the remaining two years in his third term. According to him, his elevation in Africa and world football affects the Ghana Football Association and the running of the sport in the country positively.
“There is nowhere in the laws of both Fifa and Caf that says that once you assume a position at the international body, you have to relinquish the position at the local level.
“Whatever will be discussed at Caf and Fifa will affect Ghana football. There is a direct link between my position at the GFA and the new roles I am assuming, and that places me in a better position to influence decisions that will inure to the benefit of Ghana football.
“Rather than call for my exit now, those interested in doing so must rather be concerned about a proper succession plan so that my eventual exit will not create a vacuum. Certainly, I will not be a GFA president for life. I will leave at a point and when I do, there must be structures to ensure that whoever takes over is ready.
“If that is not done and people push for that kind of unplanned exit, you create a chaotic scene that also breeds power struggle and that could be very dangerous,” he told state-owned Graphic Sports.
The Caf Executive Committee meets to endorse two of its members as vice-presidents to Ahmad on Tuesday, April 11.