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

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

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

"... I think that the GFA presidency has nothing to do with particularly most of the revelations, I don't think that as GFA President we can say that he [Kwasi Nyantakyi] took monies to compromise the FA".

"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".

"I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them". The Ghana Football Association issued a statement last month backing their president and saying he was innocent until proven guilty.

He was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman.

Nyantakyi, has been handed a 90-day FIFA ban to allow the investigation to begin at the world football level where he is a council member, he has also tendered in his resignation as GFA President.

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A press release from FIFA, yesterday, announced Nyantakyi's ban from all football-related activities at both national and worldwide levels, leaving him with no option than to resign. However, parts of its rules is that governments should not interfere in football administration.

Information minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said in a statement that the government was shocked and outraged at the contents of the documentary and would refer the alleged culprits to the police for investigation.

Ghana's government on Thursday said the documentary had exposed "gross malfunctioning... characterised by widespread fraud, corruption and bribery" at the GFA.

He said the government would soon announce provisional measures to govern football activities until a new association could be formed.

Ghana risks being suspended from the 2026 World Cup hosting vote next week, when it had been expected to vote for fellow African country Morocco against the joint bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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