Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Kwesi Nyantakyi over Anas exposé

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Nana Akufo Addo

Ministers and Deputy Ministers of State for indiscretion in associating them with the private conversations on the video. "This is by no means an admission of wrongdoing for issues on the video", the statement said.

"In the said report I committed a series of errors of indiscretion".

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.

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.

And in a bid to ensure "necessary reforms" to sanitise football administration in the country, the country's number one citizen announced the dismissal of Ghanaina FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi and his entire staff.

The documentary was screened on June 6 and 7 in Accra and the fallout resulted in the CAF Vice President and FIFA Council member tendering in his resignation to the GFA General Secretary, Isaac Addo.

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His decision to step down follows an investigation by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who secretly filmed Mr. Nyankakyi discussing plans to set aside 25 per cent of a proposed sponsorship deal to a company he owns in a documentary called "When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm".

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.

The Ghanaian government has begun a process to dissolve the national soccer body, Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said on Thursday.

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.

"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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