Nyantakyi Elected To Fifa Council

Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi was on Thursday September 29 elected onto the expanded Fifa Council.

He polled 31 votes to come in second place. CAF’s 2nd vice president Almamy Kabele Camara scored the highest number of votes with 37, while Ahmad of Madagascar and Augustine Senghor of Senegal polled 30 and nine votes, respectively.

Africa has two slots on the expanded Fifa Council. The two new African members will hold their seats until 17 March 2017, when they face re-election at the next Confederation of African Football (CAF) Congress.

The gathering of CAF's 54-member associations was called to vote the two new members in, before the new Fifa Council holds its first meeting on 13 and 14 October.