Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has retained his seat as the West African Football Union president after winning a keenly contested election on Tuesday, during the body’s congress at Movenpick hotel in Accra.
Nyantakyi, 46, amassed 4 votes to retain his post while his main challenger, Niger’s Djibrilla Hima Hamidou managed 3 votes.
“I’m happy to have another opportunity to lead football in our zone,” Nyantakyi told reporters. “It wasn’t an easy election but my good works over the years proved vital and I hope to continue with what we started and improve on where we fell short in the past years.
“Thanks to everyone who voted and to those who didn’t vote for me. My promise is that football will continue to grow in our part of the world and our impact will effect changes in people’s life,” he added.
Nyantakyi initially took over from Nigerian Amos Adamu on an interim basis in April 2011 after Adamu was suspended by Fifa, before Nyantakyi was duly elected months later.
Wafu zone B is made up of countries including Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso.
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