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Kwesi Nyantakyi wins FIFA Council elections


Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi swept for his second term on the FIFA Council after winning his election in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday.

The affable leader of the GFA defeated Tanzania’s Leodegar Tenga by securing 33 votes with his opponent getting 20.

The lawyer will serve of world football’s most powerful body, supervising major changes and reforms to clear the body’s image.

Nyantakyi secures a four-year term on the FIFA Council after getting just six months in office in his previous terms on the governing body’s board.

He will serve in office from 2017 to 2021.

Nyantakyi was elected to fill Confederation of African Football seats on the Fifa Council last September and has now secured a fresh mandate.

The election of Nyantakyi and Constant Omari of DR Congo was Caf confirmed on Thursday after the pair had earned enough votes in a four-candidate contest.

Nyantakyi received 13 more vote than his opponent Tenga, which was decided by the 54 Caf member federations.

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