Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, the former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has spoken out against proposals to extend the FA’s presidency to three terms.
Such a move, he claims, will only lead to dictatorship and make the FA President complacent in his performance.
Last week, some local tabloids reported that the GFA was considering extending the presidency’s term limit.
Although no GFA official has confirmed or denied the proposal, it has already divided Ghanaians’ opinions.
Nyaho-Tamakloe believes that two terms are sufficient for any GFA President to work with, citing Kwesi Nyantakyi’s contentious tenure as an example of why presidents should not overstay their terms.
“I feel that is a wrong way to go because it will create a dictatorship, which will rather worsen the performance of the leader,” he told Graphic Sports.
”One of the reasons why Kwesi Nyantakyi failed was because he allowed the serving of the FA President’s term in the Statutes to be unlimited,” he said.
”There are reasons why a timeline is attached to certain positions, that is why presidents are given time to serve.
“That is why in the US when you serve two terms, you don’t serve again, and the same applies to our Constitution here in Ghana.
”I’ll fight anybody who will say it should be changed from two terms to three terms in our Constitution as far as Ghana is concerned.”
The GFA presidency is currently limited to two four-year terms.