Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

GFA chairman, Kwesi Nyantakyi, is currently under fire for his role in the Anas "Number 12" football corruption video, which has stunned the nation.

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantakyi

YEN.com.gh has reported extensively that Nyantakyi was caught on video attempting to negotiate 25 per cent of sponsorship money for the premier league for himself.

He also spoke of colluding with some government officials to bribe President Akufo-Addo, Vice-President Bawumia and other state officials to secure lucrative government contracts.

His football administration career appears to be over, amid reports that the government has dissolved the GFA.

Here are 9 facts about Nyantakyi that you should know before the GFA's dissolution takes effect:

1. He is a Muslim

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

Nyantakyi is a Muslim. This was revealed when he appeared before the Dzamafe Commission of Enquiry to testify about Ghana's poor showing at the Brazil 2014 World Cup. He chose to swear on a Qur'an instead of a Bible, stunning many who thought he was a Christian.

2. He has two wives

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

The GFA president has two wives. His religion allows him to marry four.

3. He is a lawyer and banker

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

Nyantakyi is not just a football administrator. He is a lawyer and banker.

4. He owns the Wa All Stars football club

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

5. He owns a telecoms company and a microfinance company

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

This was revealed in the Anas video.

6. He has served as GFA president for 13 years

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

That makes him the longest serving football association boss in the world

7. He is the president of WAFU and also CAF vice-president

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

He also serves on the FIFA executive committee.

8. He became GFA president at the age of 37

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

9. Under his leadership, Ghana qualified for her first world cup

Crucial facts you didn't know about GFA's Kwesi Nyantakyi

Under Nyantakyi's leadership, Ghana qualified to the world cup three consecutive times: 2006, 2010 and 2014.

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