The President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has praised counterpart Seedy MB Kinteh, the President of the Gambia Football Association for supporting the Black Stars during the just concluded FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
In a letter addressed to The Gambia's football supremo, Nyantakyi also noted the recent successes of the Ghana national teams and expressed his wish and support from The Gambia's football authorities in his plans to contest the position of member of the Executive Committee of CAF for Zone West B next year in Sudan.
Below is the full text of the letter:
On behalf of the Ghana Football Association, I wish to thank-you most sincerely for supporting the Senior National Football team of Ghana, the Black Stars during the just ended FIFA World Cup in South Africa. I hope you agree with me that the first- ever World Cup on African soil was a resounding success.
As you are no doubt aware, Ghana played a leading role in the just ended 2010 FIFA World Cup as the only team from Africa to reach the round of 16 and the quarter finals of the competition. Once more, Ghana enhanced the position of Africa in World Football by winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009. Besides, we have made other strides by winning Sliver at the 2009 CHAN Competition in Ivory Coast and the 2010 African Nations Cup in Angola. We successfully hosted the 2008 African Nations Cup in Ghana.
Based on the contributions of Ghana towards the development of football in Africa and my personal leadership qualities, the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association has nominated me to contest the position of Member of the Executive Committee of CAF for Zone West B, to be held in February, 2011 in Sudan. The Government of Ghana has also decided to back my candidacy for the CAF Executive Committee.
As a trusted brother and friend, I wish to solicit your support and vote for the position of Executive Committee Member of CAF for Zone West B.
I am a team player and given the opportunity, I hope to offer my expertise and experience towards the development of football in Africa.
I count on your kind cooperation.