Mr. Nyantakyi was last week elected onto the Executive Council of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), whilst Mr Nunoo Mensah was elected president of the GOC.
The statement said Mr. Nyantakyi’s leadership qualities and affable personality had ensured his progress on all fronts.
“We have never doubted your competence in football administration and your success at the CAF and FIFA level give credence to the fact that, you have over the years learnt the dynamics of the trade to become a formidable force,” the statement added.
According to SWAG, Mr. Nyantakyi must use his influence and contacts at the global level to help develop football in Africa and Ghana in particular.
“As an association, we will be monitoring your contribution to the development of football on the continent and Ghana especially.
In congratulating Mr Nunoo Mensah on his victory, the statement said the new GOC president’s unblemished commitment to the development of sports in Ghana was what ensured his success at last Wednesday’s GOC elections in Accra.
“As president of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), you worked hard to lift the image of the sport on both the local and international scene.
“Today weighlifting is regarded as one of the strong and emerging sport in the country and this cannot be mentioned without your invaluable contribution for which SWAG recently honoured you as Chairman of the Year.
“It was therefore no surprise when heads of the various federations endorsed your candidacy by voting for you as head of the country’s Olympic Movement.
“You must, however, bring all parties on board to form a united front at the GOC to ensure success of your administration and the Olympic Movement in Ghana in general,” SWAG stated.
The CEO of African Sports Media Networks (ASM) Leslie Koroma also added his voice to commend Ben Nunoo Mensah as he climbs unto the GOC presidency and Kwesi Nyantekyi who is admired by most African soccer experts.
By Sammy Heywood Okine