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Breaking: FIFA Ethics Committee Extends Nyantakyi’s ban


The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has extended the ban of former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi for 45 days after it ended on Wednesday, September 5,2018.

The development comes on the former GFA boss’ final day of serving a provisional 90-day ban copped in June on allegations of corruption, having been shown in an investigative documentary engaging in underhand deals.

His initial ban saw him lose his place on the prestigious Fifa Council, his positions as first vice-president of Caf, President of Wafu and leader of the Ghana FA.

He initially suspended on 8 June for 90 days by the adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s the Ethics Committee. The extension takes effect from Thursday September 6th, 2018.

Several other match and football officials were also caught on camera receiving monies, but Nyantakyi made the headlines because he was a high ranking officer of FIFA.

Read the full statement below: 

*Independent Ethics Committee*

Adjudicatory Chamber

*Media Release*

Provisional suspension of football official Kwesi Nyantakyi extended for 45 days by independent Ethics Committee

( 05 Sep 2018

On 8 June 2018, the chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee provisionally banned the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, for a duration of 90 days.

Today, the chairperson has decided to extend this provisional suspension for an additional period of 45 days. 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.

This decision was taken at the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee carrying out the formal investigation proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to art. 85 par. 1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

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