In a distinctive viewpoint on Ghana’s football success under Kwesi Nyantakyi’s leadership, lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning highlighted the profound influence of a robust spiritual foundation. Nyantakyi, the former president of the Ghana Football Association, guided the nation through three consecutive World Cup tournaments from 2006 to 2014, and according to Foh Amoaning, this triumph was not merely incidental but a result of a comprehensive and holistic approach.
Despite facing critique, Foh Amoaning lauded Nyantakyi as an enlightened leader who skillfully harmonized both the spiritual and physical aspects of the game.
Citing instances of Nyantakyi seeking spiritual guidance, such as making pre-match offerings at churches, Foh Amoaning underscored the impact on Ghana’s successful campaigns in World Cup qualifiers.
Foh Amoaning explained in an interview with Happy FM monitored by newsandvibes.com that the 6-1 scored against Egypt was not just by chance. He described one of the defining characteristics of Kwesi Nyantakyi as his open-mindedness, valuing both the spiritual and physical aspects more than people realized.
Foh Amoaning further revealed that Nyantakyi occasionally sought his assistance in making spiritual offerings before matches, recounting instances like Ghana’s 2-0 victory over Mali. Nyantakyi urgently requested Foh Amoaning’s help after forgetting about the pre-match offering.
He added that he went to Royal House, and Apostle General Sam Korankye Ankrah knelt on his garment and prayed into the game. According to Foh Amoaning, the late coach Addy is a witness to this, and despite the entire fans at the Mali stadium being in white, Ghana managed to beat them 2-0. He claimed he could give countless examples.
Foh Amoaning concluded that Nyantakyi’s successful tenure was a result of meticulous attention not only to the physical but also to the spiritual dimensions of the game.
Nyantakyi served as the president of the Ghana Football Association from December 30, 2005, until June 7, 2018, when he officially resigned following the Anas Aremeyaw Anas Number 12 documentary that exposed corruption within the GFA.