Sports Ministry congratulates Nyantakyi, Nunoo Mensah

Monday 20th March , 2017 6:44 pm
Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah
Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has congratulated Messrs Kwesi Nyantakyi and Ben Nunoo Mensah on their respective victories in two separate elections held last week.

GFA boss Nyantakyi was voted onto the FIFA Council for a four-year term during CAF’s 39th Congress in Addis Ababa. He had served on the Council for an initial period of 6 months and so, the polls were to give the winners a longer stay on the council.

The elections were to determine representatives from Africa who would be part of FIFA’s highest decision making body.

The Ministry said in its statement that it

“… congratulates the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi on his re-election to a four-year second term to the FIFA Council.

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Your re-election to the FIFA Council is undoubtedly a testament of your commitment, dedication and contribution to the development of the game not only in Ghana but on the Africa continent.

As you embark upon your responsibilities on the Council, we wish to assure you of the much-needed support and hope that you will bring your diverse experience to bear on your new position to further develop the fortunes of Ghana football.”

On Ben Nunoo Mensah’s victory in the Ghana Olympic Committee elections, the Ministry said,

“Your victory signifies the confidence by the country’s recognized Sports Federations for you to lead the resurgence of sports in the country.


As an admirable sports administrator and having excelled as the President of the Ghana Weightlifting Association (GWA), it is the expectations of the Ministry that your rich and vast experience in sports would help accelerate the development of sports in Ghana.

This new direction we believe would ensure the necessary reforms that are needed to improve the performances of the various sporting disciplines.

On this note, we wish Mr. Nunoo Mensah and his team the best at the helm of the Ghana Olympic Committee(GOC).”

Ben Nunoo Mensah unseated the incumbent, Prof. Francis Dodoo, to earn a four-year term and the chance to bring more progressed to the Ghana Olympic Committee.

The statements from the Sports Ministry were signed by the Minister in charge, Isaac Asiamah.




By: Citi Sports Desk