GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been elected onto the august Fifa Council by the General Assembly of the Confederations of African Football (CAF).
In a closely-contested elections held today in Cairo to elect two new African representatives to Fifa Council, Nyantakyi polled 31 votes to go through alongside Guinean Almamy Kabele, who polled 37 votes. Madagascar’s Ahmad missed out narrowly with 30 votes whiles Senegal’s Augustin Senghor polled 9 votes.
Nyantakyi thus becomes the first ever Ghanaian to be elected to the highest board of world football governing body, FIFA.
The new FIFA Council replaces the erstwhile Fifa Executive Committee, which was disbanded following reforms in FIFA.