Ghana's football association dissolved after bribery claims

Ghana's football association dissolved after bribery claims

A press release from FIFA, yesterday, announced Nyantakyi's ban from all football-related activities at both national and global levels, leaving him with no option than to resign.

The latest documentary from controversial Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anasexposes this unfortunate truth.

The beleaguered GFA boss, in a statement, said, "After a meeting of the executive committee this afternoon I made a decision to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association".

"After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I chose to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association", Nyantakyi's statement began.

David Prah argued that Kwesi Nyantakyi could not have mentioned the former President's name in his statement to the CID if he (Kwesi Nyantakyi) did not know what he was talking about.

"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".

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I also sincerely apologize to Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi and all his sympathizes for being the person who led the supposed investors to him. However, parts of its rules is that governments should not interfere in football administration.

Abdul-Hamid said the government was "shocked and outraged" at the claims, which included referees apparently accepting bribes of at least $100 to throw matches.

Ghana football boss Kwesi Nyantakyi, a member of FIFA's decision-making council, is under investigation for possible ethics violations and has been provisionally suspended for 90 days, FIFA said on Friday.

This action follows after Anas released the investigative documentary, titled 'Number 12: on Wednesday showing over 70 referees and other football officials taking bribes before games with the intention of manipulating the outcomes of the games and selections.

Abdul-Hamid said interim measures would soon be announced.

Football is by far the most popular sport in Ghana and while the national team, the Black Stars, failed to reach this year's World Cup finals, they were quarter-finalists in South Africa in 2010.

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