Kwesi Nyantakyi has touched in Ghana. Reports indicate that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have taken him into custody. But what serious consequences does this hold for Ghana football. YEN.com answers your questions.
Here we go.
1. The centre has broken
As they say, when the centre cannot hold, things fall apart. For a man who has built Ghana football around his personality and partnerships, if Nyantakyi goes down, a lot will go with him.
With the exception of Asamoah Gyan, the current crop of Black Stars have all started their national team careers under Nyantakyi. It is well known that his familiarity and approval put some people in the national shirt.
What happens to national team selection right now is as good as anyone's guess.
2. The National Legaue
Since Nyantakyi took the mantle in 2003, the Ghana Premier League has gone through so many downs and very few ups. The issue of sponsorship has been the issue that most dogged the organisation of the league.
There has never been a sponsor of the league consistently for 3 years in the last decade. But whatever new sponsor come in, Nyantakyi as a business person is sure to have played a role.
With these corruption charges, it will be interesting to see what current and future deals might turn out to be.
3. Making a bad football situation worse
People are out of love with the Black Stars. People do not go to the league venues to watch the top flight games. It is that bad.
The reasons for the bad patronage in Ghana football is quite a lot. But suspicions of corruption at the FA tops it all. Whether or not Nyantakyi emerges guilty, it would not matter. A bad situation has been made worse in terms of perception.
4. Kwesi Appiah
What happens to national team coach James Kwesi Appiah? The man is said to be a personal favourite of Nyantakyi. This is probably the reason he was brought back despite the disastrous campaign of Brazil 2014.
With Nyantakyi in deep waters, Appiah might stay in charge but not for long. It is not hard seeing Kwesi Appiah being replaced by a new FA boss.
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