Ghana Football Association dissolved after release of Documentary Exposing Corruption

Posted June 11, 2018

Bernard Mornah has shot down calls for the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwasi Nyantakyi, to resign.

In the resignation letter signed by Nyantakyi, he issues an unreserved apology to all Ghanaians for the disappointment his indiscretion caused them but insists that it was not an admission of any wrongdoing.

The President of the Association was filmed collecting $65,000 from "investors" to influence the president and vice-president to get road contracts.

However, Sports Minister, Isaac Asiama, said the association had been "dissolved with immediate effect".

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Below is the full statement from the President of Ghana.

It added that "I hereby apologise unreservedly to the father of the nation, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, H.E. the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Hon. ministers and deputy ministers of state for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video".

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.

Asiamah said the decision had been a hard one to take, and is aware that it is likely to trigger some sort of action from world football's governing body FIFA, who strictly forbid the interference of government in the national federations.

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"Government is shocked and outraged at the contents of the recently-aired video documentary, which captures the investigation conducted into football administration by the journalist, Anasa Aremeyaw, titled "Number 12': When Misconducted and Greed become the Norm", the statement read".

Nyantakyi, who is also a member of the Federation Internationale de Football Association council, was pictured taking $65,000 from an undercover reporter, who posed as a business man.

"... I think that the GFA presidency has nothing to do with particularly most of the revelations, I don't think that as GFA President we can say that he [Kwasi Nyantakyi] took monies to compromise the FA".

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