The Ghana FA head Kwesi Nyantakyi received the nod of the West African Football Union’s General Assembly to become the interim president.
The Ghanaian is taking over from Nigerian Amos Adamu who was suspended for corruption related activities by FIFA. The WAFU assembly met in Gambia over the weekend and suspended its executive committee.
The CAF executive committee member will preside over the seven-member interim executive committee until their next meeting in Zurich. WAFU will announce an election date May 31 when they reconvene.
Nyantakyi will oversee the affairs of WAFU with Augustine Senghore (Senegal), Hamadou Cisse (Mali), Idris Diallo (Ivory Coast), Seedy Kinteh (Gambia), Theodore Sawadogo (Burkina Faso) and Jose Lobato (Guines Bissau).
It has been a positive year for Nyantakyi who is also seeking re-election for the Ghana FA presidency this month. He is often touted as one of the key elements that could transform African football in the coming years.