Soccer News of Friday, 2 August 2013

Source: Mtnfootball

Nyantakyi to oversee Sierra Leone FA elections

Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi will leave Accra today to supervise the Sierra Leone Football Association elections on Saturday.

Clubs in the West African country decided to boycott the top-flight league over the decision to ban three candidates from contesting.

The decision to boycott the league and election was taken by 10 out of 14 clubs, irked by the removal of three candidates from the running of the presidency.

This leaves only Isha Johansen as the sole candidate who will be elected unopposed as she is set to become the first female Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) head.

Nyantakyi was appointed by CAF on Monday to preside over the election but his task has been made difficult by the boycott following the to exclusion of the trio.

The Ghana FA’s boss diplomatic skill must be on display if sanity is to be brought to the administration of the game in Sierra Leone.

This was after FIFA appointed normalization committee ruled out Former Sierra Leone Premier League chairman Rodney Michael, former Leone Star Mohamed Kallon, and Foday Turay from contesting.