Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Corruption: Ghana’s FA Boss Nyantakyi Gets 90-Day FIFA Ban

Nyantakyi caught on camera GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi caught on camera
Elsie Buchanan | 10 June, 2018, 02:12

"After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I chose to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA)", he said in a statement.

Days after GFA boss was invited by the Police CID, reports emerged in a section of the media said the embattled president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi in his statement to the CID over allegations of corruption indicated that former president John Mahama received $8 million bribe from some investors he [Kwesi Nyantakyi] had engaged with.

Nyantakyi was accused in an explosive documentary called "Number 12", aired on Wednesday by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, of soliciting bribes amounting to several million dollars.

He also boasted of his relationship with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, suggesting the president and his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, were susceptible to bribery, and that the two could be influenced with $5 million and $3 million respectively.

"I wish to clarify that at no time prior to or subsequent to any deliberations on the video did I consult, contact or inform any government official about discussions on the video".

Nyantakyi, a CAF vice president and member of the FIFA Council, told undercover reporters pretending to be wealthy businessmen interested in sponsoring the Ghana Premier League that he could set up a separate company to act as the agent in the supposed deal and charge between 20-25 percent from the GFA.

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Federation Internationale de Football Association said on Friday it was suspending Nyantakyi for 90 days.

On Thursday, the government of Ghana began action to dissolve the GFA "as a result of the pervasive nature of the rot within the GFA".

Asiamah said the decision had been a hard one to take, and is aware that it is likely to trigger some sort of action from world football's governing body FIFA, who strictly forbid the interference of government in the national federations.

Provisional measures will be put in place to run the sport in Ghana until a new body is formed.

Ghana's U-20 team also won a historic World Cup under his reign.

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