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I’ll accept the role of Sports Minister if NPP wins 2024 elections – Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantakyi, a former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has disclosed his preparedness to accept the portfolio of Minister for Youth and Sports if the New Patriotic Party (NPP) wins the next elections.

Kwesi Nyantakyi

He said he would consider the role if Ghanaians elect Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as President and retain the NPP in power.

Speaking in an interview in Accra, Kwesi Nyantakyi also said that he will contest as a parliamentary aspirant on the ticket of the NPP in the upcoming Ejisu by-elections.

“When the NPP comes to power and decides to appoint me as a Sports Minister, I may consider it. If it’s the NDC then it will be difficult.”

The football administrator admitted that he was wrong to have named them during his discussion with investigators disguised as Arab investors.

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“I admit I was wrong to mention the President and his vice in that incident. I am sorry and I hope they forgive me,” Nyantakyi said on Onua TV, as quoted by Joy Sports.

“When I met the so-called Sheikh Al-Thani, I suggested to him that he needed to give money to the President and his vice. I was wrong at the time and I should not have said that. I regret those comments and I hope all including the Ministers I mentioned can forgive me.”

It will be recalled that, in 2018, Nyantakyi was captured in Anas’ ‘Number 12’ exposé allegedly taking cash gifts and peddling influence.

This led to him resigning as GFA President, as well as losing his positions as FIFA Council Member and 1st Vice President of CAF.

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Nyantakyi was subsequently handed a lifetime ban and fined 500,000 Swiss Francs by FIFA in the aftermath of the exposé.

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