Abbey rejects suggestions he wants to replace Nyantakyi as GFA president

Kwesi Nyantakyi
The former Ghana FA communication chief has rubbished reports linking him to the body’s presidency

Former Ghana Football Association communication director Randy Abbey says he is not interested in the presidency of the body after reports in the local media linked him to the seat that will be vacant in 2019.

The Heart of Lions owner has been touted as one of the favourites to take over from Nyantakyi, aside George Afriyie, Kurt Okraku, Fred Pappoe and Ghana League Clubs Association chairman Kudjo Fianoo.

“I will not contest for the Ghana FA presidency in 2019 but I will help with all the knowledge I have when given the opportunity,” Abbey told Asempa FM.

''I do not need to be the president to help develop football in Ghana. I think here is not the right place to talk about the issue but whenever I meet Nyantakyi, I advise him to institute some reforms before he leaves office.

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"There are lots of changes that must be done before he departs because it will help him and the association in the long run," he added.

Nyantakyi, who was elected in December 2005, has confirmed he would not seek for a fresh tenure in 2019 after serving three terms.