The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been banned from all football activities by the Ethics Committee of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).
A statement by FIFA on Friday June 8 2018 said: “Football official Kwesi Nyantakyi banned from all football activities for ninety days by independent ethics committee.
“The Chairperson of the adjudicatory chamber of ethics committee has provisionally banned the president of Ghana Football Association (GFA) and FIFA Council member,Kwesi Nyantakyi for a duration 90 days. The duration of the ban may be extended for an additional period not exceeding forty-five days. During this time Mr Nyantakyi is banned from all football activities at both national and international level (administrative, sports or any other). The ban comes into force immediately.
“The decision was taken upon the request of the chairperson of the investigatory chamber of the ethics committee carrying out the formal investigations proceedings into Mr Nyantakyi, pursuant to Act 83 Par 1 and Act 84 par 2 of the FIFA code of ethics.”
Mr Nyantakyi is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for collecting bribe and also using the names of President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to solicit bribes.
In the undercover piece, he said: “We will take over the whole country”, once the so-called investors brought millions of dollars to bribe the president, vice-president and some officials at the presidency.
Government has dissolved the GFA as a result of the rot unearthed by the documentary.