Madagascar, Senegal lose out
By Joseph Ojumu
Ghana Football Association President, GFA, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi and his Guinean counterpart, Almamy Kabele Camara have been elected onto the FIFA Executive Council.
In his own instance, the GFA President is also making history as the first Ghanaian to be elected onto the highest football decision making body.
Nyantakyi picked one of CAF’s two slots on the FIFA Executive Council, after he polled 31 votes during polling, Thursday in Cairo.
Almamy Kabele Camara, the President of the Guinea Football Association, came top of the elections with 37 votes, with Kwesi Nyantakyi polling 31 votes to pip his closest competitor, Ahmad of Madagascar, the President of the Madagascar Football Association by just a vote
Augustin Senghor, the President of the Senegal Football Association, came last in the election.
By virtue of the results Almamy Kabele Camara and Kwesi Nyantakyi have been elected onto the FIFA Executive Council on the ticket of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Nyantakyi will join 32 other members to form the FIFA Executive Council which replaces the old 24-member Executive Committee as part of the reform process at FIFA.
The new achievement comes to top other 2016 wins for Kwesi Nyantakyi, whose club Wa All Stars made history as the first club from the three Northern regions (Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions) to win the Ghanaian topflight league.
Before the election FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and CAF President Issa Hayatou addressed the house.