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Kofi Manu slams calls for limits to Ghana FA president term

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Outspoken football administrator Kofi Manu has squashed suggestion to limit the terms of the president of Ghana Football Association.

A two-day seminar by eminent administrators recommended that there should be a modification of the football constitution saying the term of the president should be limited to two-terms

The constitution currently allows the sitting president to contest for re-election once the four-year-term expires.

Manu believes the idea by the sports gurus is implausible.

“Do you know how many people since 1992 have been in parliament? Why would they not reduce the term in Parliament to two? I don’t know how people even reason,” he told Joy Sports.

“Some people have been in Parliament since 1992 to this day, you say the FA president should go two times [terms].

“Why don’t they legislate that the President of the republic of Ghana has two terms so every MP has two terms, what are they talking about?

“Have they not forgotten that it’s an association? We decide what we want to do in the association as long as it doesn’t conflict with the laws of the land.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Tanko says:

    @Kofi Manu: what a farce if a contradiction are you talking about! “It’s an association and you do what you want as long as it doesn’t contradict the laws of the land” well it did contradict the laws of the land! It is not self sufficient association and it seek help from the land and any time the help tge said association sought hp from the land, and the said help been misappropriate, the land and it’s people would come out and say cut it off for there is corruption in the association. Starting from ministry of youth and sports down to the FA and the management comitee of the snr men’s national team all the way down to the technical team plus my good friend but very incompetent coach. Yes the government can step in and would step in if necessary to curb the nonsense and the rot at the FA. Some of you guys up there occupying all these sensitive position in Ghana can be very unreasonable sometimes. Nonsensical iffussions

    • OGYA says:

      God, why do we have too many stupid, mentally deranged people in Ghana. Listen to this liquid brain guy KOFI MANU talk, making no sense at all and contradicting himself over and over. He says

      “Have they not forgotten that it’s an association? We decide what we want to do in the association as long as it doesn’t conflict with the laws of the land.”

      If what he is saying is true then dont we have the right to limit the GFA term to two or one if we so decide?

      STUPID IDIOT.

  2. Advisor says:

    I actually agree with him but not for the same reason. The means towards stability is in question, this would mean that GFA can potentially have two different leaders before a world cup. What would this meant to our world cup preparations?

    I think 4 years is enough, but there should be procedure where a re-election can take place after poor performance and especially corruption!

  3. Sean 1 California says:

    This man is an idiot for God sake. We are talking about a presidential term limit and not parliamentarians. Yes in every institution with a leader crowned as the president must definitely have a term limit since he’s over the whole institution unlike his cabinet members that just control some portions of the institution. This is very simple to understand. Without the term limit is why Nyantakyi is currently acting like a dictator or tyrant. He even gotta resign from his post period. God bless Ghana.

  4. ghghsa says:

    idiotic comments…are parliamentarians presidents of organizations?
    This are all kick back commentators

  5. Sean 1 California says:

    We are talking about a presidential term limit and not parliamentarians. Yes in every institution with a leader crowned as the president must definitely have a term limit since he’s over the whole institution unlike his cabinet members that just control some portions of the institution. This is very simple to understand. Without the term limit is why Nyantakyi is currently acting like a dictator or tyrant. He even gotta resign from his post period. God bless Ghana.

  6. Kofi Asante says:

    This is very serious and sad. Do these leaders think Ghana belongs to them. So we have no right to question the competence of the leadership of the GFA? These people think they can do anything they want and nobody dares questions it. Why not dissolve GFA. Is it benefiting us as nation?

  7. Boro says:

    Nation wreckers! Come out with ideas to improve our game or get us a philosophy then they rather look for opportunity to try and unseat the GFA president which in actual sense do not have power to do so or fall within their mandate but with FIFA. They are so hungry for power so much so that they don’t even realise that in an attempt to do that FIFA can decide to ban Ghana.

  8. andy hama says:

    I support your dissection on this matter,tell that Manu fool to shut his stinging mouth,why are some of you suppoting the devil.He ‘s had his time,and we should move on,there were others before him,and there will be others after him,period.
    Even the highest position in the land,the presidency of the nation is for 2 terms in office.!!!!!
    You can only find some stupid illiterate Ashantis supporting this thief,next time he Kwesi would not only fly first class with wife and sons,but even all his lineage.How much did he give you to come
    and defend his miserable life,moron.GNPC booty sharers,what’s your cut asshole!!!!

  9. Sam Manu says:

    @andy hama,enough of the insults on my uncle.You know something,my uncle actually deserves those insults,please add more Andy.

  10. selfmade says:

    I have already said that those calling for the teem limit have their on parochial interests and someone told me that am not making any sense!

    I said it the first time and sight sighted people took me on!

    People should rather thank FIFA for preventing government interference in football esp in Africa because the results ll be disasterou and DEADIER!

    People should thank FIFA for blocking the interference of gov in football esp in Africa otherwise football WLD have turn into TRIBAL AND ETHNIC FOOTBALL where all the 11 players as well as coaches ll be from one particular tribe just as it’s in politics in Africa! Everything ll be owned by one person and he can hijack the national team for his own interests and this is what a lot of so called experts are pushing for!

    U see, these so called experts are desperate and are power drunk people who always wants to lead and dictates and hence cannot stand the sight of other people leading! These so called eminent football personalities are not only disgraceful to this country but has been the major players who has milked and failed this nation!

    It seems to me that, AM AHEAD OF ALOT OF PEOPLE IN TERMS OF CRTITICAL AND ANALTICAL THINKING because I can dissect thru any statement within a second and knows the end results! Or maybe am too smart and have a very powerful brains beyond the average Ghanaian!

    The first day,they brought about the term limit for the fa presidency, I knew straight away that these guys are their own diabolical plans to turn the fa presidency into a nasty tribal based, NDC/NPP politics and they have no shame for saying this because their parochial interests are more important to them than the nation interests!

    Of course, average mind over here didn’t understand me and call me names but I knew what I was saying! People whonhavs brains has come out to condemn it because they analyze issues just like me!

    Our problem is not the fa presidency time limits, our problem is that we lack FORESIGHT and have poor organisational skills and that’s what we need to fix!

    Why do we love elections so much when we don’t even have the MONEY to conduct it well? Why?

    There is a difference between DEMOCRACY AND ELECTIONS!

  11. Roy says:

    There is no argument here because fifa, caf and all other confederations have no limits on the number of times one wants to stand so far as it is through transparent elections. Or you people fear Nyantakyi will win all the time so must be forced out? Lol…… it means he’s still popular then.. just saying . Hahahaha

  12. Tanko says:

    Selfmade: I agree with most if your analysis however, that’s why it’s only natural and for the entire FA to have step down upon arrival from Brazil . No ifs and buts. What we saw upon arrival was/is blame games on the part of the FA. The troubles if I decsipline shouldn’t have been the bone of contention but that’s what it is now. The I decsipline sighted in. Brazil existed only because of certain malpractice on the part if the FA which the playing boy witnessed tournament after tournament. Even though I disagreed with the way the playing body conducted their revolt which declined to the extent of violence and insurbodination. Also, it seemed the only way to stop any corrupt leaders from their actions of being corrupt. Now, what would make this corrupt FA to reason up with the current situation and do the right thing by stepping aside in order to have some sense semblance in our dear nations interest. If they have any case against the three amigos, it should be made clearer than what we are hearing for that is more against the FA than it is against the amigos. Selfmade you’re a gem!

  13. Alfred says:

    U guys always say the fa is corrupt
    Why don’t u prove it
    If u have any evidence why don’t u bring it out we will be very much ready to spread it on the net
    Why are we African like this
    All u know is yesee yesee whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  14. Alfred says:

    We listen radio programes they share their opinion then we think that’s the truth
    Then we go about criticising people

  15. OGYA says:

    God, why do we have too many stupid, mentally deranged people in Ghana. Listen to this liquid brain guy KOFI MANU talk, making no sense at all and contradicting himself over and over. He says

    “Have they not forgotten that it’s an association? We decide what we want to do in the association as long as it doesn’t conflict with the laws of the land.”

    If what he is saying is true then dont we have the right to limit the GFA term to two or one if we so decide?

    STUPID IDIOT.

  16. paul mensah says:

    the kofi manu man is confuse…he is trying to compare apples with oranges.. Ideally any executive holding position like the president of Ghana are restricted to a fix term of tenure because the are power and can take decision on their own hence the fix term of tenure is to avoid perpetual cronyism, favoritism and corruption. However, any position or body where decisions are taken by count or vote like the parliament, they can not be subjected to this rule since no single individual has the power make. that is why an individual can be in parliament for long time.