Asante Kotoko Executive Chairman Dr. Kwame Kyei was forced to truncate his decision to become the President of the Ghana Football Association because clubs refused to endorse him, footballmadeinghana.com can reveal.
The Kotoko chief announced his decision to become the successor of Kwasi Nyantakyi following the acceptance of the new statutes by the Ghana FA Extraordinary Congress earlier this month.
The decision was met with varied reactions from the public and the football family alike with many not convinced that he can succeed Nyantakyi.
Strangely, two days after nominations forms were ready to be bought to begin his journey towards the GFA Presidency, Dr. Kyei has rescinded his decision to contest for the position.
FootballMadeInGhana.com understands that the respected businessman was refused endorsements by club officials he perceived to be his ‘friends’, hence the decision.
Even before picking his nomination forms, Dr. Kyei and his team had conducted deep consultations to ascertain his chances of winning.
Insiders say Dr. Kyei in consultation with some of the clubs realized he was an ‘outsider’ hence his journey towards the presidency will be rough and unsuccessful.
Medeama SC, a club Dr. Kwame Kyei had expected to endorse him turned him down with claims that they had already endorsed an aspirant.
Techiman Eleven Wonders and Bechem United also turned down the plea for endorsement hence convincing Dr. Kyei of an unsuccessful journey he’s set to embark on.
Sources close to Eleven Wonders disclosed that an official of the club known as NOAH advised Dr. Kyei to rescind his decision of contesting for the presidency and opt for an Executive Council (ExCo) slot, an option the Kotoko chief considered but was put off by the reaction of the other clubs.
Despite Dr. Kyei rescinding his decision, the club still wants to put a candidate forward to contest for a slot on the ExCo with Kotoko insiders saying CEO George Amoako could be the candidate.