Changes to the AFCON is to help develop African football –Nyantakyi

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CAF’s first Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi says the recent changes made to the Africa cup of nations is for the good of African football.

There are talks of top officials of CAF gave in to pressure from the Europeans in amending the timing of the AFCON and also the increment of participating teams from 16 to 24 .

But speaking for the first time since leading CAF’s reforms committee at the just ended CAF symposium in Morocco, the GFA boss insists their decision is in favor of African football.

“I don’t agree with that, where is the dictation, is there any evidence to that? or is just a rumour, the Europeans are part of the international football community.”

“In fact the most influential people in the international football world are the Europeans because they organise the most lucrative leagues in the World and the they attract the best players from Africa and America and so they have a point of view to express.”

“But it is not binding on us, we have realised this is the best way to go in Africa and we have accepted to go that way, i do not think that, it is just like following Europeans anyhow and just taking what they want to pursue their interest.”he added

“I think the interest of Africa is the driving and motivating consideration in the choice of this decision.”

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