Nyantakyi re-elected to Fifa executive council until 2021

The Caf executive committee member has retained his position following Thursday’s elections in Ethiopia

Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been given another opportunity to serve on Fifa's executive council until 2021.

The Caf executive committee member beat off competition from Tanzanian's Leodegar Tenga on Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Nyantakyi amassed 30 votes while Tenga, despite his confidence prior to the elections, had 20 votes.

Also, Constant Omar from Congo DR picked 35 votes against 19 by Augustin Sidy Diallo from Cote d'Ivoire. Nyantakyi and Omar will be representing Caf.

"It is a great feeling for your colleagues to show their trust in you. After the first elections, it was my aim to return to the Fifa exco and truly, the dream has become a reality," Nyantakyi said.

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"I pledge to do my best for Fifa, Africa and Ghana because this position comes with a lot of responsibilities. Thanks to the delegates once again for the support and better luck next time to Leodegar Tenga," he added.

Nyantakyi will be part of the 32-member committee at Fifa to be responsible for setting the overall strategy direction of organization.

Following Madagascan FA president Ahmad Ahmad’s victory over incumbent Issa Hayatou as Caf new president for the first time since 1988, Goal understands that Nyantakyi is highly tipped to be named as Caf’s first vice president.