Ghana Football Association Dissolved Following Documentary Exposing Widespread Corruption

10 June, 2018, 02:13 | Author: Brooke Harris
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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".

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.

The government of Ghana says it has begun action to dissolve the Ghana Football Association after an undercover investigation exposed alleged corruption amongst referees and implicated the federation's president, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The scandal has indicted 66 Ghanaian referees as well as 14 FA officials in taking bribes, with the FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi finding himself in the midst of the allegations.

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.

"I wish to apologise to my family, work colleagues, friends, associates and the people of Ghana for the disappointment my indiscretion has caused them".

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The revelations, filmed over two years by an investigative journalist and first revealed on Wednesday, have sent shockwaves through Ghana, where football is the national sport.

Ghana's Sports Minister Isaac Asiama has stated that the association will be "dissolved with immediate effect", Ghana Web reports.

Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter, who pretended to be a businessman keen to invest in Ghanaian football.

"The Police Administration is assuring the public of due processes and encouraging persons with verifiable information to volunteer it to Police through the Financial Forensic Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters at Accra".

The statement added that the government will announce provisional measures to govern football until a new body is formed, and that it would inform FIFA and the Confederation of African Football of its decision.

Ghana's U-20 team also won a historic World Cup under his reign.

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