Fifa Extends Ban of Former Ghana FA Boss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIFA has provisionally suspended former Ghana Football Association – GFA,president Kwesi Nyantakyi for an additional 45 days.

 

Nyantakyi was pictured engaging in acts of corruption by Ghana’s undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Nyantakyi, who also held posts with FIFA and the Confederation of African Football – CAF, was filmed accepting a $65,000 bribe from an undercover reporter pretending to be a businessman from a Middle Eastern company wanting to invest in Ghanaian football.

He was among dozens of African officials exposed in Anas’s documentary “Number 12.’’

He was initially suspended on 8 June for 90 days by the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s independent Ethics Committee.

Nyantakyi has since resigned from the posts he held with FIFA and CAF. He also left his role as president of the Ghana Football Association – GFA.

According to a statement by FIFA, Nyantakyi will continue to be banned from all football-related activities at both national and international level.

‘’Provisional suspension of football official Kwesi Nyantakyi extended for 45 days by independent Ethics Committee,’ a statement by Fifa’s Ethics Committee read on Wednesday.’

‘’During this time, Mr Nyantakyi will continue to be banned from all football-related activities at both national and international level.

‘The extension of the ban will commence on 6 September 2018.”

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