Former Youth and Sports minister under the previous government of Ghana, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah ,thinks former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi should have vacated his post at the time when everything was going right in Ghana football.
Kwesi Nyantakyi was required to resign from his position as GFA President and CAF Vice President when he was suspended by FIFA after he was captured in the famous investigative documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The video exposed the ex-GFA chief allegedly involving himself in unlawful dealings in relation to sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League and the country’s Presidency.
Elvis Afriyie Ankrah was Youth and Sports Minister when Ghana played at the 2014 world cup in Brazil.
According to him, Nyantakyi’s reign had some positives and that the former FIFA executive council member should have left his post when the applause was loud.
“I think that Kwesi Nyantakyi should have left when applauds was loudest. If he is being honest with himself, he had given clear indications that he was going to leave,” Afriyie Ankrah said on Point Blank on Citi Eyewitness News Wednesday night.
“This should be a lesson to all of us, especially politicians who hold elective positions; you leave when the applause is loudest. All these things wouldn’t have gotten this bad if he had stuck with his decision to leave.
“That’s the lesson we can all draw from this. You leave when the applause is loudest. Despite his foibles, he had done so much and he should have just left,” Afriyie Ankrah told host Umaru Sanda Amadu.