Ghana football is retrogressing under Nyantakyi, says Abbey

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The former Ghana FA communication chief has insisted that football in the country is retrogressing under his former boss

Former Ghana Football Association communication director Randy Abbey claims football is not developing at the pace expected under Kwesi Nyantakyi.

Abbey, who worked with the Caf executive committee member for almost a decade, says that Nyantakyi's first term in office was far better than his current tenure, as nothing seems to be working.

"Kwesi Nyantakyi is in his third term of office and taking everything into consideration, I believe his first term was the best based on several measurable indicators," Abbey told Asempa FM.

"If Nyantakyi's first term in office was the best, then it means football has been retrogressing and that is not the best because nothing seems to be working. There is supposed to be an improvement over previous terms. Things must be done right," he added.

After revealing a couple of days ago that he would contest for the association's presidency in 2019, Abbey has clarified his position.

"There are equally competent people to replace Nyantakyi despite people's calls for me to contest.

"I'm ruling myself out of the presidency but I'll be deeply involved in the process of getting a new crop of leaders to lead the next administration of the FA," he said.

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"Sometimes, you hear people in football crying out loud that there's no sponsorship for the league because of the bad Ghanaian economy. Meanwhile, companies are massively spending on other sectors in this same economy so we need to critically examine what is wrong with our game because the bad economy debate doesn't hold."

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