A letter signed by the Director of Sports of the University, Dr Bella Bello Bitugu confirmed Mr Nyantakyi’s appointment to the highest decision making body of the Sports Directorate. It reads: “The University of Ghana Sports Advisory Board welcomes you as the representative of the GFA on the board”.
The letter further said Mr Nyantakyi would also advise on the integration of sports as an academic discipline within the course credit system, as well as consider ways in which the directorate could be strengthened and knew he could effectively serve the recreational, health, competitive and academic needs of the University of Ghana in particular and the public in general.
“He is also to advise on the development and optimal use of prevailing sports infrastructure with a view to maintaining it at international levels,” the letter added, and expressed the hope the GFA Boss would bring his knowledge and expertise in sports to help promote sports at the university.
It said Mr Nyantakyi’s inclusion on the board was meant to help formulate policies towards the realisation of the university’s strategic plans regarding sports in its entire dimension, recreational, health, competitive and academic.
The appointment by the premier university comes on the heels of Mr Nyantakyi’s recent election onto the Executive Council of the Federation of Association Football (FIFA) where the latter beat his Madagascan counterpart by a single vote to join the Council.
The Board is chaired by the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) and is made up of the Director of Sports, Assistant Registrar at the Sports Directorate as well as representatives of the Ghana Education Service, National Sports Authority and other key individuals from the University of Ghana.