The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Thursday announced the nomination of Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of Ghana Football Association (GFA), as a candidate to contest a position on the Executive Committee of CAF to be held in February, 2011.
A statement issued in Accra and signed by Mr Isaac Addo, Deputy General Secretary of GFA said the decision was taken at its Executive Committee meeting held on Thursday, July 8, 2010.
It noted that as per Article 18 (3) of the CAF Statutes the names of candidates for membership of CAF and FIFA Executive Committees shall be submitted by the relevant National Association at least 90 days before the date of the General Assembly at which this item is on the agenda.
Furthermore, Article 18 (7) defines the eligibility for the election when it provides that at the time of their election, all candidates to a post to CAF Executive Committee must be “bona fide” members of their national associations and must be under 70 years.
The Executive Committee further noted with satisfaction that the GFA had made considerable and admirable contributions to the development of football in Africa and deserved to be represented at the Executive Committee of CAF by no less a person than its President, Mr Nyantakyi.
The statement said the nomination of Mr Nyantakyi had received the support and backing of the Government.
“The GFA has accordingly communicated the said nomination to the General Secretariat of CAF as required by the CAF Statutes”, it added.