Ghana football head Kwesi Nyantakyi banned by Fifa over 'cash gift'

10 June, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Sheri Evans
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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.

"It stemmed out of the controversies generated by investigative report of Tiger Eye PI". I take sole and personal responsibility for the proceedings on the video.

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. During this time, Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and global level (administrative, sports or any other).The ban comes into force immediately.

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I wish to state my interest was to develop Ghana Football which led me to take the supposed investors to the President of the Ghana Football Association.

Nyantakyi, who is also a member of the Federation Internationale de Football Association council, was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter, who posed as a business man.

A statement from the Ministry of Information said that the government is "shocked and outraged" by the contents of the investigations undertaken by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

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The conduct of all GFA officials and the suspended director-general of the National Sports Authority, Robert Sarfo Mensah, was referred to police for further investigation and any "appropriate action", he added.

A police vehicle is pictured at the premises of Ghana Football Association in Accra.

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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