Mr. Nyantakyi was unanimously elected after WAFU suspended its executive committee Saturday in Banjul, The Gambia on Saturday and held elections for an interim executive body.
According to a BBC report, the meeting was called for new executives to be elected to replace Nigerian Amos Adamu who has been banned from football following allegations of bribery and corruption. FIFA has banned Adamu for three years for seeking bribes during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.
WAFU was due to hold elections to replace the Adamu administration, but had to postpone the elections after the African Football Confederation (CAF) intervened. CAF will meet in May to review all regional bodies governing football on the continent.
WAFU said in a communiqué, “The general assembly accepted a recommendation from Caf to postpone elections to the Executive Committee of Wafu until the former carries out a proposed review of the organisation of all zonal unions in Africa.”
The seven-member interim executive committee led by Nyantakyi will steer the affairs of WAFU until its next meeting in Zurich.
Other members of the interim committee are Senegalese Augustin Senghore, Jose Lobato of Guinea Bissau and Gambian Seedy Kinteh.
Ivorian Idris Diallo, Burkinabe Theodore Sawadogo and Mali’s Hamadou Cisse are also members of the interim executive committee.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi