Former Youth and Sports Minister, Enoch Teye Mensah says Ghana must limit its football association’s presidential terms to two if it wants to see rapid development of the sport in the country.
Currently, the Ghana Football Association presidency has no term limit with incumbent Kwesi Nyantakyi set to complete his third in 2019.
According to the respected politician, spending two terms in office will help in the development of sports in the country.
“If we want to develop [football] in the country, I will propose a two-term for every president,” E.T Mensah told Accra-based Hot FM.
“We all want to see the development of [football] in our country but I believe if there is a specific time for the president to work within and with that, I believe they will do their best in developing [football].
“I believe they should review their constitution and accept views that will aid in football development. We have seen it before and I think if they do the right thing, we can develop [football],” he added.
Nyantakyi, who is also the Confederation of African Football (Caf) 1st vice president, has granted media interviews stating clearly his intentions of not seek re-election. But there are people in certain quarters who are impressing on him to stay on.
Quizzed if it’s about time Nyantakyi left the Ghana FA, he said: “I don’t want to decide for him but I believe he knows what is good for him but in my candid opinion, he has done well and if he says he will not seek reelection in 2019 let allow him to finish his final term and from there, we should implement what will aid in the development of [football].”