Gov’t and GFA need each other – Kwesi Nyantakyi

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Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has urged the government and the Association to put aside their differences and work together for the betterment of the game in the country.

This comes after the government through the Youth and Sports Ministry forced the sacking of underwhelming coach Milovan Rajevac and the dissolution of the Black Stars management committee after the Black Stars’ shock group stage exit at the just-ended Africa Cup of Nations.

It is said that government is not in support of the newly constituted technical team of the Black Stars led by Otto Addo. Some government officials had campaigned for Chris Hughton to get the top job, but the GFA offered him an advisory role instead.

“Government needs the Football Association as much as the association also needs government,” Nyantakyi, a former FIFA Executive Council member, said on GTV Sports Plus.

“FIFA has admonished the FAs to cooperate with governments to develop football but interference is condemned. So, I will preach that as long as possible the government should tolerate and cooperate with the Football Association.

“The province of each of them must be clearly circumscribed so government knows what they can and cannot do,” he added.

The former GFA boss is serving a 15-year football ban.

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