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Last Updated: Friday, 30 December 2005, 12:45 GMT
Nyantakyi wins Ghana election
Ghana FA chairman Kwesi Nyantakyi
Kwesi Nyantakyi is the new Ghana FA chairman
Kwesi Nyantakyi has been voted in as the new chairman of the Ghana Football Association with a landslide victory in Accra on Friday.

Nyantakyi, who has been the acting chairman since April, won 91 votes out of a possible 123 to claim a four-year term in office.

However, the elections were not without controversy as a high court injunction was served on Friday morning in an attempt to have the polls halted.

The injunction was brought by three of the five candidates contesting the post of chairman - Kojo Bonsu, Ade Coker and Vincent Odotei Sowah - they claimed there was a lack of transparency in the electoral process.

But the chairman of the GFA congress Justice J.K. Ampiah, who is also supreme court judge, rejected the injunction on the grounds it should have been served to him at his office and not at the congress venue.

Nyantakyi said his main priority will be to try and sort out the problems that have affected the administratiopn of the sport in Ghana in recent times.

"My immediate focus shall be to reconcile all the factions, opinions and shades of views to get everybody on board towards the common goal of developing the game in the country," he told BBC Sport.

"Whatever money we get from the World Cup will be invested back into the game to strengthen our youth football and the leagues to ensure continual flow of talents to the national team.

"There were no winners or losers in this election, we all won because all the contestants were looking for the betterment of the game in the country."


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