Ex-hearts boss takes a swipe at GFA boss

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Ex-Hearts’ boss, harry Zakkour – Unethused over current state of Ghana’s football

Former board chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak Harry Zakour has taken a swipe at the re-election of Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of the Ghana Football Association.

The renowned football administrator registered his displeasure at the state of the local game, implying the 47-year-old’s new tenure may not be the best for the development of football.

The former Hearts’ chief who guided the club to victory in the 2000 CAF Champions League as well as the CAF Super Cup, is regarded as one of the most successful men to have ever managed the Accra-based side.

“Nyantakyi needs to wake up if the people have voted for him once again,” Zakour told Starr FM.

“I am not part of the people who voted for him but if I were to vote for him, I would have first asked what new thing he was bringing into our football.”

Zakour maintains that football in the country has stagnated, with particular reference to the local league, and has called for a major reform.

“Nothing has changed in Ghana football,” he lamented.

“He should come out with new ideas.

“He has won three times as GFA boss. He should come out with new agendum. Let’s run Ghana football as the Europeans.

“Take a look at South Africa, Botswana and other countries, their league is very interesting. Our league is not interesting anymore.”

In another development, Ofeibia Ramatu, one of the candidates who failed to submit her forms, has shockingly revealed that some of the delegates who endorsed her forms following her intention to contest incumbent Kwesi Nyantakyi for the Ghana FootballAssociation Presidency begged her to withdraw their signatures, reports footballmadeinghana.com.

Ofeibia picked forms to contest the CAF Executive Member who has been in office since 2005, for the GFA topmost position, but failed to complete the process for filling her nomination before the deadline for submission.

She insists there was no fairness in the process because according to her three out of ten delegates who endorsed her forms later told her that they want to withdraw their signatures because they are being pressured by some authorities within the GFA.

She charged all football administrators and football loving fans to help find ways of improving Ghana Football because according to her Ghana Football would be bleak if pragmatic measures are not taken.

‘’I know that it was supposed to be an election but could you believe some of the teams (delegates) who endorsed my forms later begged me to withdraw their signatures. This can only happen in Ghana. I think we should all come together to help improve Ghana football and stop the selfish way of getting power.’’ She told Kumasi-based Otec FM.

‘’Yeah, they said people have started working against them so they came begging to take their signatures back. This is an evidence that I have. Why must it be so? ‘’

“I have not mentioned anybody’s name but all that I’m saying is that, out of ten people who endorsed my forms for me, three of them came begging me because they feared being relegated in their respective leagues,” she repeated.

From Times Sports Desk

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