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

Marcus Newton
June 10, 2018

FIFA have given Nyantakyi a 90-day ban from all football related activities with immediate effect.

His ban comes following an investigative piece from ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas' on corruption in Ghana Football where the GFA boss was caught on camera collecting cash from undercover reporters.

Ghana has dissolved its football association following a BBC "Africa Eye" documentary exposing corrupt football officials in West Africa.

"After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I made a decision to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association", Nyantakyi's statement began.

Mr Nyantakyi has not replied to multiple requests for comment while the GFA has said it would cooperate with any investigation.

My decision is as a result of deliberations I have had with family and my associates.

He also apparently tried to profit personally from a $5 million-a-year, five-year sponsorship deal with the GFA in what the expose said was a "clear breach" of ethics.

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Mr Nyantakyi was filmed in a hotel room appearing to take a $65,000 bribe from a supposed businessman seeking to sponsor the Ghanaian football league.

"The Police Administration is assuring the public of due processes and encouraging persons with verifiable information to volunteer it to Police through the Financial Forensic Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters at Accra".

"Government will soon announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country until a new body is duly formed".

Federation Internationale de Football Association has not yet commented on whether any action will be taken over the GFA's dissolution.

The Northern Regional Chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Abdulai Alhassan, well known as Abu Imoro, has resigned.

Any FIFA ban could also affect the under-17 women's team, who are preparing for the U-17 World Cup; top club Aduana Stars, who are participating the CAF Confederation Cup; and the men's national team, who are due to play in three African Cup of Nations qualifiers later this year.

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