GFA dissolved by Ghana government

GFA dissolved by Ghana government

He also apparently tried to profit personally from a $5 million-a-year, five-year sponsorship deal with the GFA in what the expose said was a "clear breach" of ethics.

The under coveer journalists also busted 77 Ghanaian referees and 14 Ghana Football Association (GFA) officials allegedly engaging in acts of corruption.

Information minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said the government had "decided to take immediate steps to have the GFA (Ghana Football Association) dissolved" because of the "widespread nature of the apparent rot".

After watching parts of the documentary last month, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo asked police to investigate Nyantakyi, and the soccer official was arrested.

According to a press release from the world football governing body on Friday, Nyantakyi's ban bars him from all football-related activities at both national and global level.

"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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One of the harshest offenses shown was carried out by Kwesi Nyantakyi, the president of GFA and a Federation Internationale de Football Association council member, who is seen taking $65,000 from Anas' men.

Government on Thursday indicated its resolve to dissolve GFA in a bid to sanitise football administration.

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.

Abdul-Hamid said interim measures would soon be announced.

Nyanyakyi's resignation means the Ghana Football Association are now without a president and a vice president after George Afriyie was sacked from his post a month ago.

Under his tenure, the FIFA Executive member succeeded in qualifying Ghana for unprecedented three successive World Cup Finals in 2006 (Germany), 2010 (South Africa) and 2014 in Brazil. They will also drop out of the U20 World Cup.

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