The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, on Thursday won a second term bid to serve on the expanded FIFA Council.
He garnered 33 votes to defeat his main challenger, Leodegar Tenga of Tanzania, who polled 13 votes at the election held in Ethiopian, capital of Addis Ababa.
Nyantakyi, who is also an executive member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), was elected onto the Council in Cairo, Egypt, last March, becoming the first Ghanaian to be elected to the highest board of FIFA.
Nyantakyi will join Tarek Bouchamoui of Tunisia, Omari Constant Selemani of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera, and Almamy Kabele Camara of Guinea to represent Africa on the FIFA Council for the cycle 2017-2021.
The election was decided by the CAF’s 54-member association.
The FIFA Council consists of 37 members comprising one President elected by the FIFA Congress; eight Vice-Presidents, and 28 other members elected by the member associations, each for a term of four years.
Each confederation is mandated to elect a minimum of one female representative. Enditem
Source: Alex Osei-Boateng, Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh