President Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has become the second most powerful person in African football after being named the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (Caf).
Nyantakyi’s appointment was approved by the CAF Executive Committee on Monday morning during its first meeting under the reign of new President Ahmad Ahmad.
He is the first Ghanaian to rise to such position in African football adding to his FIFA executive committee position.
He was considered for the top position following the major role he played in Ahmad Ahmad's shocking triumph over the long-serving Issa Hayatou.
“Ahmad won because he was a good candidate, he came with a message which most people supported and secondly the wind of change that was blowing is embraced worldwide including the world of football.”
“Everyone thought that this was the time for change and nothing could stop the change.”
The Ghanaian will assist the Malagasy to run football on the continent for the next four years marking his consistent rise in the administration of the game in Africa.
The legal practitioner has been serving as a CAF executive committee member for almost a decade.
Nyantakyi was voted on the FIFA Executive Council for the second time after securing maximum votes in Addis Ababa in March.
He has been serving as a CAF executive committee member for almost a decade and insiders say the affable man is now a powerful asset on the continent and could rise to the position of CAF President in future.
Constant Omari of the DR Congo has been named as the second Vice President.