Ghana FA chief Nyantakyi named Caf vice president

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Ghana FA president has been made the second most powerful person in African football

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been appointed the first vice president of the Confederation of African Football until 2021 following a meeting at Bahrain on Monday.

The 47-year-old, who doubles as the executive committee member of Caf, will now help new president Ahmad Ahmad, who defeated Issa Hayayou, to formulate policies.

"Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been confirmed as the first vice president of the Confederation of African Football," a GFA statement read.

"At the first meeting of the Ahmad administration in Bahrain on Monday, the Caf executive committee confirmed Mr Nyantakyi as the second most powerful person in African football.

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Mr Constant Omari from Congo has been named as second vice president of Caf with more appointments expected to be made at the Confederation's executive committee meeting.

"Mr Nyantakyi who was recently re-elected as a Fifa executive committee member also becomes the first Ghanaian to rise to the second highest position in African football," the statement added.

Goal understand that Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has been appointed president of Africa Cup of Nations and head of Caf's media committees.

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